The invisible cinema, known as “a machine for viewing”, was the brainchild of filmmaker Peter Kubelka. In 1970, he designed a movie auditorium where through controlled lighting, he gave the effect of the screen disappearing into the darkness.
Directors Oscar Raby, Richard Misek, and Charlie Shackleton use this kaleidoscopic experiment on the cinema to transform Egyptian theater into a machine for viewing. They explore through this experiment how the audience watches films.
Charlie Shackleton’s A Frame of the Mind and Richard Misek’s A Pillow of Light
Are also experiments that use VR and the audience is able to commune directly to the screen. Oscar Raby’s Manual for a Disassembly of Cinema moves the audience to the projection room, bringing it back to the most important subject in this three-episodic series; the audience.
CATEGORY New Frontier Films & Performances
COUNTRY United Kingdom/Australia
RUN TIME 30 min
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