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Siting cinema

Siting cinema visually explores the cinema space as ‘site’ through a series of film installations made in independent art cinemas across the UK. Siting cinema forces the audience to actively look, engage and experience the cinema space as the object of art. A 360-degree recording device turns both vertically and horizontally in synchronised time, allowing the choreographed movement of the camera to record every detail of the auditorium. The mechanical rig explores the architectural space as an extension of the body as the cinema is transformed into ‘activated’ live space. The primary experience of watching and the secondary experience of representing are merged, through a machine that records the space in the past and acts in the present. The artwork has two roles: one to locate (anchor the audience within the cinema space) and the other to disorientate (see the cinema space in a new way).  

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Enter > Regents Street Cinema, London : 2021