(slow) motion picture
Changing its images only once a day, time plays a particular role. The 100 Imachinations work basically like an extremely decelerated movie. Only one frame of a four second clip appears each day.
Above all the Imachinations extend the "life" of digital images. They are not immediately clicked away, but they still exist for a whole day till they effectively "die" without conservation.
A wonderfull playground for a presentation could be an old cinema. The daily changing still images would be projected round the clock in full format on the movie screen. So the visitors could come 24 hours to watch the work sitting in the chairs or walking around in the hall.
Installation of James Turrell
Night Passage, 1987. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
So the first impression in the cinema will be a little bit like a Turrell light installation. But the immaterial light space of the Imachinations is caused more by the ephemere character of the projection. Above all the Imachinations appear in a yet existing space for light plays.
The Imachinations can only be understood as a series in time. They formulate a critique of “the 5 minute in a black box phenomenon” in the media arts. The Imachinations generally create a new type of installation acting on a different time scale: They need time…
an old cinema as a light playfield for the Imachinations
conceptual thinking about the place:
- Which role played the cinema in the city’s history?
- Does the light house is located in special place?
- How is the infrastructure around?
- The project focuses also on empty cinema halls. Why are they empty? For how much time? Do we perceive them?
Technically you need for the realization current, internet and depending from the location probably guards.