"Circle Theatre - New Orleans"
"Circle Theatre - New Orleans" - "Rough Edge Photography" by James W. Bailey.
Artist Statement: "The Death of Film can be explored in real life through an examination of the archaeology of abandoned inner city theatres. Circle Theatre in New Orleans is one such rich find. All that remains of this once powerful and mystical symbol of imagination is the parking sign. I shot two images of the Circle Theatre parking sign from inside my car parked in what was once the theatre parking lot. One burned and distressed image is layered over the other to make the composite. The original negatives were melted onto the composite and forever destroyed. I was trying to illustrate how a filmed version of reality can be constructed by assembling the decayed elements of film itself. Even if film does die, there will always be particles of its existence to discover and to behold. " - James W. Bailey