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 +==== Monday 21-08 ====
 +
 +Driving Brussels-Nantes.\\
 +I’m used to use public transport much more then highways and wonder why people complain about traffic jams. Not one I had. Not even at the Paris ringway.
 +
 +At 7pm, Aurélie is there to welcome me with a tour in the lab, the keys of the lab and the studio, and a light dinner. How lovely to be in Nantes again. Feeling home already.  Good memories of passed Bains Argentiques meeting filling the mind up again.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p02.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Tuesday 22-08 ====
 +
 +Introduction to the machine DEBRIE TIPRO. In french a machine is feminin. Une machine. I wonder why.\\
 +I make it run a few times, but only with amorse. It sounds great. The switch buttons need a bit of force. The physical attraction is there. 
 +
 +I see where to find the chemistry, which baths and Lomotanks to be used. I make it myself comfortable in the MIRE lab.\\
 +There is also the area to discover again, some admin to be done and a fridge to be filled up.
 +Lunch with Aurélie, Cathy and Miles. The MIRE trio back at work after their summer time off. Perfect timing.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p03.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Wednesday 23-08 ====
 +
 +
 +Debrie Trials and Errors with a negativ close to the original of OMER, but to be used and abused.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p04.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Thursday 24-08 ====
 +
 +The Debrie is stubborn from time to time, eats the perforations,​ don’t I charge it the way I should? Is there a problem with synchronisation between the one pressing tooth and the two guiding teeth?
 +
 +I try different ways.
 +
 +The day ends with a lovely courtyard dinner with some more MIRE filmlab fanatics, and a short informal presentation of my work.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p05.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +
 +==== Friday 25-08 ====
 +
 +More tests, different filters, different negativs, different results
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p06.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Saturday 26-08 ====
 +
 +Results with the actual OMER negativ. I make enough prints for the rest of its life. I hope. Or not.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p07.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +
 +==== Sunday 27-08 ==== 
 +
 +Needing air and summer light, I stayed away from the darkroom and went for a bicycle ride in the countryside at 30°C. Following the river Sèvre but blocked because of a sudden very different world: horse races. A horse, the most beautiful creature. I do understand the love for horses, I don’t see why making them race.
 +
 +Ending the day with a Hitchcock 35mm projection in the lovely Le Cinématographe cinema. A Woman Vanishes.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p08.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +
 +==== Monday 28-08 ==== 
 +
 +BUCHSTABE is a word that blows my mind. It gives me headspace. Empty space in the head, to fill it up with new points of view.
 +
 +LETTER-LETTRE-CHARACTER-EPISTOLY---\\
 +A word for a letter that finds its origin in the history of writing and printing. There was a time when if something was Written it was considered Truth. Only because nothing much was written I guess.
 +
 +In Brussels, to prepare the residency, I made a kinéscopage of the word. White on black. In different languages.\\
 +Idea is to make the printing process of the word BUCHSTABE as the tension span of a filmwork.\\
 +By double exposure of both negative and positive on the very same print. And this as many times as possible. pinling up.In the end. 
 +
 +We’ll see what happens.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p09.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +
 +----
 +
 +
 +==== Tuesday 29-08 ==== 
 +
 +Tests and more tests.\\
 +Taking time in between when tests are drying to go out for walks through Nantes. 
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p10.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +
 +----
 +
 +
 +==== Wednesday 30-08 ====
 +
 +More tests and tests.\\
 +Discover the lovely pancakes, the renewed museum of contemporary art. 
 +
 +The riverside, the fountain kids.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p11.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Thursday 31-08 ==== 
 +
 +One more test and preparing for the evening show.\\
 +What an honour to see my filmwork in combination with G.Sherwin’s At the Academy, S.Lawder’s Necrology and Colorfilm.
 +
 +Lovely evening, with all good people of Nantes, ending in a local bar with ‘la jeunesse de Nantes and a ukulele’
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p12.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p13.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +\\(Photo'​s by James Snazell)
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Friday 1-09 ====
 +
 +One day off to the seaside, with James Snazell.
 +
 +Last year after Bains Argentiques,​ seeing the seaside near Nantes I wandered if J.Tati made his film ‘Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot’ at that beach.  And yes I was close. Now I wanted to visit St. Marc-sur-Mer and was delighted to see that the famous hotel is still there. A bit of the atmosphere didn’t vanish over time.
 +
 +The statue made in honour of his character was disappointing though. What a mistake.\\
 +A long walk along the beaches towards the sunset wasn’t.
 +
 +Home at midnight and exhausted.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p14.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Saturday 2-09 ====
 +
 +A short lab visit and another day off and out in city of Nantes.\\
 +Nantes has something with chimneys. They are very present and seem to grow as if natural. Due to new buildings being build higher and higher I was told by a local stove technician.
 +
 +A Charlemagne Palestine concert in open air at the annual end summer Jazz meetings, and a drink in a bar opposite Le Cinématographe called Le Méliès.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p15.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Sunday 3-09 ==== 
 +
 +Long Sunday morning, cleaning up, making new chemistry, preparing BUCHSTABE
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p16.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Monday 4-09 ====
 +
 +Back to work. Only one week left. Time!
 +
 +First tests
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p17.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Tuesday 5-09 ====
 +
 +3D appears. How to proceed and print deeper and deeper.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p18.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Wednesday 6-09 ==== 
 +
 +When is white white and where does it become grey and darker to black?
 +
 +Mistakes lead to different tracks.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p19.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Thursday 7-09 ==== 
 +
 +Different tracks lead to new ideas.\\
 +New ideas lead to new tracks.\\
 +Infinite possibilities.
 +
 +IMPLEX
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p20.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Friday 8-09 ====
 +
 +Back to the first idea. End of time approaching.
 +
 +I prepare for a short showing of the results in the evening, and the unevitable AU REVOIR.
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Saturday 9-09 ====
 +
 +Packing the lab, cleaning up, saying goodby. To both Aurélie and MIRE and Nantes.
 +
 +Talks about how to proceed if I want to come back to maybe some day finish this piece.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p22.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== Sunday 10-09 ====
 +
 +Ride back home.\\
 +Now only one short trafic jam at the Paris ringway. 
 +
 +Summer 2017 is gone.
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p23.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +
 +----
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p24.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p25.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
 +
 +----
 +
 +{{:​re-engineering-the-industry:​debrie:​els-van-riel_journal_p26.jpeg?​direct&​600|}}
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