RP31
2012, 35mm film, color, 4:48min looped.
RP31 is an animation composed from 31 film projection test patterns and calibration charts.

In Hollywood, the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) develops image standards that can be used to test the quality of a film projection. The charts test for focus, aperture, field steadiness, and framing. RP40 is the most common chart, where RP stands for "recommended practices." RP31 is the second iteration of RPx, an ongoing archive and exhibition project displayed in multiple formats and contexts.


Installation views from the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Lucy Raven: Hammer Project, September 11, 2012 to January 20, 2013.