Thursday, September 15, 2011

Field Trip: Anthony McCall: solid light

Anthony McCall Between You and I from creativetimenewyork

The spectator is now inside the film, no longer conceived as a circumscribed form within a predefined space but as the very field within which the experience takes shape.

...the point is not to produce the mechanical phenomenon of the shutter’s action but to dramatize it; it is not about the phenomenological reduction of the cinematic projection, but its reconstruction.

-- Philipe-Alain Michaud, "Line Light: The Geometric Cinema of Anthony McCall" October 137
Tr. Annette Michelson

Photograph: Hugo Glendinning; Anthony McCall, Between You and I, 2006, Installation view at Peer/The Round Chapel, London