Using the ebb and flow of sunlight, nocturnal shadows, and oscillating perspectives through a series of viewing apertures, CINEMA WITHOUT FILM encourages active interaction to produce a series of cinema effects.
The installation was positioned at the intersection of the two frozen rivers in Winnipeg.
Shop fabricated wall panels are shipped to site on a sled. They are then tilted up and tied to the ice with a bolted connection to a baseplate. A top plate system subsequently ties the entire system together.
The building plan creates a series of individual rooms that provide shelter and relate to one another through linear views between them.
This three dimensional line acts as an apparatus for capturing incidental refraction of light and shadow on the frozen river. The coloured apertures stand in for the projector, piercing through the panels and growing or diminishing in size from their origin.
Framed views are colour keyed to indicate their continuity through the structure and provide framed, animated views.
Situating the warming hut within the broader cityscape beyond, spectators can playfully reframe space in this cinema without film.