NZ Int'l Arts Festival 10 - Anthony McCall
9 images Created 15 Mar 2010
Line Describing a Cone (1973) by artist Anthony McCall is famous in the history of avant-garde film for its reduction of the cinematic experience to its core ingredients: projected light in physical space. For 30 minutes a beam of light from a 16mm film projector draws a perfect circle on a distant screen. In the space between, a solid cone takes shape as light particles cling to a haze filled room. Transforming the viewer's usual passive relation to the film medium, this work invites an active engagement with the cinematic experience.