Solomon Nagler and Alexandre Larose
Situated Cinema

22 Feb – 8 Mar 2014

Above: Installation view, 'Situated Cinema'. Photo: Louise M. Cooper
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia

Situated Cinema is a collaborative project by Canadian film artists’ Solomon Nagler and Alexandre Larose that reinvents cinema as a temporary construct within the gallery. Combining architectural structures with experimental film, Situated Cinema deconstructs traditional modes of cinematic experience by introducing new forms of spectatorship formed through the intermingling of the experience of the gallery and the relative intimacy of film. Comprised of two 16mm projectors and one 8mm projector, each playing silently with light emanating in the darkened gallery space, Situated Cinema emphasises and exposes the mechanics of film-based production and projection, revealing that which is so frequently obscured and often fetishised.

Situated Cinema is assisted by Consulate General of Canada, Sydney, Government of Canada; The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; Le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec; CINEFLUX: A Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Emerging Cinema & Media Arts and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.