Friedrich Mascher, 11 March 2013

A movie house is an enlarged camera obscura for the sale of popcorn, a darkroom for star-gazing right side up

An exploration into how the architecture of cinema affects our perceptual and semantic understanding of the projected image. The event featured a talk by Austrian architect Friedrich Mascher about his role in re-designing Peter Kubelka's Invisible Cinema auditorium at the Austrian Film Museum, a screening of Kubelka's 16mm film Arnulf Rainer which consists of only black and clear frames, and a rare presentation of Ernst Schmit Jr's expanded cinema work Demonstration (1968)

The event was kindly supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum and was presented in relation to Pavilion's tour of 9 Intervals by Aurelien Froment, commissioned by Pavilion in 2011.

  • Friedrich Mascher, 11 March 2013
    The Invisible Cinema at Anthology Film Archive, New York, 1970