TERMINAL CITY

by Chris GALLAGHER
1982 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 9' 00




The Devonshire Hotel in downtown Vancouver was destroyed by blasting: Gallagher recorded the event with a camera that shot 200 frames per second and manipulated the sounds recorded at the time so they play back at the same speed as the images. The ‘unnatural’ destruction of the structure is rendered mysterious as explosives accelerate. Camera retards natural rhythms of entropy, a man-made rock implodes into a static ‘heaven’ of smoke and dust: city becomes cloudscape; cheering and whistling, spirit calls heralding the void.” Tony RIEF

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 29,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 29,00 €