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Jeffrey Shaw «Emergences of Continous Forms»
Jeffrey Shaw, «Emergences of Continous Forms», 1966
Photograph: Pieter Boersma | © Jeffrey Shaw

Great Britain | expanded-cinema installation and performance; film projection on multiple screens with inflatable elements, dimensions variable | Concept: Jeffrey Shaw, Tjebbe van Tijen

 Jeffrey Shaw
«Emergences of Continous Forms»

«‹Emergences of Continuous Forms› (Better Books, London, 1966) was one of a series of performances and installations in this period which explored various methods of extending the cinematic image into the space of the viewers and provoking the viewer’s physical interactivity in the cinematic experience. Multiple semi-transparent projection screens were hung in two rows over the length of the gallery producing a spatial materialization of the film images. Ont of these screens had a transparent compartment filled with white balloons. Tubes coming out of the screen allowed the public to inflate these balloons and so control the shape of the projection surface. Smoke was also used to create antoher three-dimensional medium for the projected image as it passed from one screen surface to another.
This installation extended out into the streets of London with a procession of costumed performers and musicians.»

(source: Jeffrey Shaw – a user’s manual. From Expanded Cinema to Virtual Reality, Anne Marie Duguet/Heinrich Klotz/Peter Weibel (eds.), Ostfildern 1997, pp. 62f.)