THE FRAMING OF PERCEPTION

by Kirk TOUGAS
1973 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound and silent / 1S / 33' 00

"I saw the light..."
Sun, light, darkness, shadow -- from time immemorial all weighted with significance and wonder. What mastery over nature, over others, to grasp the sun, control light itself!
Know its speed, its heat, its colour, its radiation, its nature – is this not the power of the gods?
Cinema is messaging with light and shadow. Figure and ground.
Light, onto which we project significance, now transports our information.
Perception shaped by our experiences, our interpretations, our projections, our illusions.
Frames of drama and comedy, journalism and documentary, propaganda and advertising, all combined daily and edited, reproduced for mass consumption.
What is the message?

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distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
original language English
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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
original language English
rental fee 100,00 €