A PROPOSAL TO PROJECT IN 4:3

by Viktoria SCHMID new filmmaker
2016 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 2' 00

A homemade screen in the middle of a vast, green landscape. The surrounding trees and bushes appear as dancing shadows on the projection area. Natural cinema – without a dark movie theater, artificial illusion, or film. Plato’s caveman left his dark dungeon – and is still ecstatic. (Michelle Koch - Diagonale Film Festival)

Schmid builds her own projection screens ranging from aspect ratios currently in use (in this case 4:3, the format she uses the most often, 16mm being her primary medium) to entirely fictitious ones (the 4:1 Viktoriascope) and if possible she then films them in the exact same aspect ratio. While at the Djerassi Artist in Residency Program in California, the artist constructed a screen with wood and canvas and installed it in the program’s sculpture park. Still standing there, it is an unexpected object on the way to a scenic view of the rolling hills on the Djerassi property. In A proposal to project in 4:3, Schmid shot this site-specific installation over the course of a single day when the screen became projection surface for the subtle interplay of shadow and light from the surrounding trees and shrubs. Cinema without film. (Text: Claudia Slanar)

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
original language English
rental fee 30,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
original language English
rental fee 30,00 €