In the Kingdom of Shadows┬ádocuments a paragraph being typeset on an early twentieth-century Ludlow Linecaster. The text is taken from Maxim Gorky’s 1896 review of the Lumiere Brothers’ film Arrival of the Train at La Ciotat (1895). As the words melt into a pool of lead, the alchemical magic of printing is linked to that of cinema.

Selected Screenings:
Experimenta (London International Film Festival), Signal and Noise, Ben Russell Gallery (Chicago), World Wide Short Film Festival

Specs:
shooting format: 35mm, found-footage
projection formats: digital file, beta SP
aspect ratio: 16:9

Cinematography: Pasha Patriki
Sound Design: David Harris Smith
Location: Filmed at Trip Print Press courtesy of Nicholas Kennedy

Writings:
the moment we are in by Kika Thorne
In the kingdom of shadows by Stephen Broomer

 

Moving Image

In the kingdom of shadows


5.30 minutes / experimental / 35mm and DV / 2007