Serpentine Cinema presented a series of three films by Glasgow-based artist Torsten Lauschmann, including the premiere of a new 3D short film.
Through the moving image and installation, Lauschmann interrogates the origins and development of modern technology from experiments in early cinema to highly specialised projection for live spectaculars and 3D cinema technology.
Patchwork Cinema 2010
40 min, HD video, colour, sound
Patchwork Cinema: Compilation 1 is an experimental edit of found footage spanning the birth of the moving image to contemporary cinema. Ranging from silent film to Beckett and a rare example of highly inventive pre-cinema techniques, Lauschmann challenges notions of authorship and reveals the possibilities of multiple readings. For Serpentine Cinema, Lauschmann is screening a version that includes documentation of the original Patchwork Cinema installation.
When a White Horse is not a Horse – experiments in 3D 2011
10 min, 3D digital cinema, colour, sound
When a White Horse is not a Horse is a new short film that subverts the cinema’s 3D technology to create dual viewing conditions for the audience. Playfully experimenting with The Gate’s 3D system and its apparatus, Lauschmann re-configures the usual viewing experience to test the audience’s response to visual narrative and group behaviour.
Skipping Over Damaged Areas 2010
20 mins, HD video, colour, sound
Skipping Over Damaged Areas edits together a series of movie title sequences from the past century to construct a new sci-fi thriller. The voice-over assembles the titles into a narrative drama while the film soundtracks anchor the nostalgic atmosphere of the genre.
Torsten Lauschmann (b. 1970, Germany) lives and works in Glasgow. In 2010 Lauschmann won the Margaret Tait Award at Glasgow Film Festival. Recent and upcoming projects include Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool and touring; Récit Anamorphiques, Frac des Pays de la Loire, France; Thinking Through Cinema, Tramway, Glasgow; DCA, Dundee; Vital Spark Commission, Glasgow and touring; AV Festival, Newcastle; Edinburgh International Film Festival Residency, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh; The Darker Ages, Mary Mary, Glasgow; Art Positions, Art Basel Miami.
Serpentine Cinema: CINACT is a series of monthly artists’ film screenings and events at The Gate Cinema in Notting Hill. CINACT takes its name from American artist Henry Flynt’s 2007 cinema manifesto.