ON TRACK
       
     
SCALE
       
     
TRANSIENT
       
     
ASSEMBLY
       
     
DUALITY
       
     
APERTURES
       
     
1:50
       
     
ADAPTABILITY
       
     
PORTABILITY
       
     
PULLED APART
       
     
IN BETWEEN
       
     
CURIOSITY
       
     
PIVOT
       
     
VOYEURISM
       
     
       
     
VIEWED
       
     
LOOPER
       
     
FACADE DEVELOPMENT
       
     
PATTERN
       
     
CONTEXT
       
     
UNEXPECTED
       
     
ON TRACK
       
     
ON TRACK

 This project was commissioned by Pleasure Dome. The commissioned project was made possible through the generous support of the Media Arts Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.

The film "Pilgrimage" shown in the cinema was created by Solomon Nagler and Alexandre Larose.

SCALE
       
     
SCALE

The film is experienced at the scale of a room, as well as an object in the city. 

TRANSIENT
       
     
TRANSIENT

The cinema was exhibited in three different locations in Toronto over the course of two weeks.

ASSEMBLY
       
     
ASSEMBLY

The cinema consists of five components that are taken apart for transportation and connected on site.  Each component consists of a steel frame clad in perforated panels that provide different conditions for viewing.  A mirror reflects the 16mm projected image onto a frosted acrylic screen.  The silhouette of the viewer within the cinema becomes part of the image on the screen as seen by those outside of the cinema.

DUALITY
       
     
DUALITY

These plan and section drawings demonstrate how the cinema acts as a spectacle in two directions. The bidirectional nature of the space challenges the user to shed preconceived notions of voyeurism and to explore the relationship between viewer and viewed in a new light. 

APERTURES
       
     
APERTURES

A tactile pattern in the panels was created using CNC technology to remove material.  The pattern is based on the aspect ratio of 16mm film; 1 : 1.33.  While most apertures are sunken partially into the panel, some are cut completely through, providing glimpses into the interior.  The interior was painted black to provide a dark atmosphere for watching the film, while the white exterior stands in high contrast for visibility during the night.

1:50
       
     
1:50

This scale model was developed as a facade study during design development.

ADAPTABILITY
       
     
ADAPTABILITY

This sketch shows the ideas behind the transportation of the cinema to different sites.

PORTABILITY
       
     
PORTABILITY

The cinema breaks into five components which can be moved by truck.

PULLED APART
       
     
PULLED APART

Each component gets slid into place and bolted together.

IN BETWEEN
       
     
IN BETWEEN

Assembly process on King Street.

CURIOSITY
       
     
CURIOSITY

Light spills out of the cinema attracting curiosity.

PIVOT
       
     
PIVOT

As the door pivots open a glimpse of the inside projected film can be seen. Location tiff.

VOYEURISM
       
     
VOYEURISM

Viewing a glimpse of the inner workings.

       
     
Situated Cinema walkthrough - TIFF

Video by Melanie Wilmink

VIEWED
       
     
VIEWED

A frosted acrylic screen allows the viewer to interact with the film at a haptic level.  As they touch the screen they become part of the film.

LOOPER
       
     
LOOPER

The film looping mechanism is a custom made component, integral to the success of the project.

FACADE DEVELOPMENT
       
     
FACADE DEVELOPMENT

This sketch shows an early idea of apertures for viewing into the interior.

PATTERN
       
     
PATTERN

The tactile aperture pattern was based on 16mm film aspect ratio.

CONTEXT
       
     
CONTEXT

The second location was on Spadina Avenue and was adjacent to the sidewalk.

UNEXPECTED
       
     
UNEXPECTED

A moment of unexpected fun on the street.