CHOREOGRAPHY FOR COPY MACHINE (PHOTOCOPY CHA CHA)
A bizarre mixture of the surreal, the sensual, the beautiful, and the absurd, all tied together in a quickly paced collage of humor and photocopy fetish. All of the film’s images were created solely by using the photographic capabilities of a photocopying machine to generate sequential pictures of hands, faces, and other body parts.
“True art in the age of mechanical reproduction–a rhythmic celebration of a photocopier’s cinematic potential.” -Filmfest DC
“Takes a game we’ve all played with our hands, faces, and other body parts and raises it to the sublime.” -Dallas Observer
“A swinging essay about physiognomy in the age of photo-mechanical reproduction.” -Berlin Int’l Film Festival
“A dance macabre that employs the distinctively spectral powers of the photocopy machine.” -Northwest Film & Video Festival
“Your relationship to your copy machine may never be the same.” -Alive TV
Official Selection — 1992 Berlin Int’l Film Festival
First Place, Animation — 1992 USA Film Festival
First Place, Animation — 1993 Charlotte Film & Video Festival.
Best Animated Film — 1992 Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Gold Plaque — 1992 Chicago International Film Festival.
Special Program — 2001 Sundance Film Festival
directed, produced, edited and animated by Chel White
music by Citizen M
cast: Cindy Cummings, Jim Blashfield, Lyn Bitney and more.