David Askevold
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 Title Catapult
 Work Date 1970
 Medium one 4X8 ft. sheet of plywood balanced midway by an elevated support, disks of paraffin soaked in lighter fluid, and strips of toilet paper.
2:30 min. Super 8, colour, silent film produced in Halifax, NS, Canada.
 Description This piece was filmed in a small parking lot in Halifax.
Structure: A disk of parafin soaked with lighter fluid is placed on one end of the balanced plywood and lit on fire. I run forward and jump on one end, catapulting the wax over my head to land on one of the strips of toilet paper. The film ends when all of the strips have caught fire and are burned.

credits: camera by Richards Jarden