This project was designed and built over the course of two weeks as a 'freelab' with Dalhousie University architecture students. With a very limited budget it aimed to deliver a microcinema for 16mm film in a challenging urban context. (photo; David Tyl)
A collaborative approach to design and construction sought to leverage different skill sets and knowledge pertaining to film studies, design, and construction.
The sectional quality of the building was derived from the necessity to create reflective planes in order to produce an image size suitable for the cinema space. (drawing; Phil Wilson)
Extremely economical building materials were employed to construct a contained space suitable for cinematic projection. (photo; David Tyl)
Physical mockups were used to develop spatial relationships between users and projection assemblies. (photo; Phil Wilson)
The cinema ran for two evenings exhibiting 16mm film from the archives of NSCAD University. (photo: David Tyl)
This project was designed and constructed by, Geoff Heintzman, Andrew Hill, Kevin Lo, Rob MacKaye, David Tyl, Kaitlin Wierstra, Phil Wilson, Natalia Woldarsky Meneses, Michael Zabinski, Thomas Evans and Craig Rodmore, with special assistance from Solomon Nagler and NSCAD University.