LIGHT SHAFT
Le puits de lumière

by Vincent GRENIER
1975 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 8' 00

"Light Shaft" diagonally crosses the screen with a wedged light formation, usually on the diagonal. Its variations are rendered through arrangements of the tripod while panning the camera. Limiting the viewer's attention to a smaller screen, a point in space, allows for a certain confusion as to whether the rest of the (dark) screen blends itself into the surrounding blackness or is just a window ino it.

This is more apparent when the "wedged light" goes out of the frame. It can be felt as if crossing the room; and it reappears at the opposite end of the frame. Sometimes it just makes a turn and comes back. The form and size of the light are influenced by movements of other objects, thereby shifting the impressionof materiality between itself and its edges. (VG)

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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 37,00 €

distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 37,00 €