TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER – 2016 / Projection event / dimensions variable
Film’s physical quality is analogous to a railway track, a zip line or a road and the story a film tells seems locked in the long but narrow space of the film strip. Just as Michael Snow’s Wavelength takes one across his New York studio with a zoom here the projector moves across the room pulling itself along the film it is showing. The Take Me To Your Leader (TMTYL) rig has the film stationary and the projector moving so that the projector reels itself in towards the screen. The analogies are numerous and it precipitates a rethinking of many assumptions we have about the physical film form. The camera has had all the glory for too long, now the projector, travels under its own power on reel wheels, to emerge from the projection room gliding through the audience to apparently embrace the screen as they have been separated for too long.