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Attending to Anthony McCall's long film for ambient light

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Abstract


  • In March 2007, The Teaching and Learning Cinema, an artist group from Sydney, Australia, coordinated by Louise Curham and myself, recreated the conditions for a contemporary experience of Anthony McCall's Long Film for Ambient Light (1975). Long Film for Ambient Light is a work of Expanded Cinema, comprising the bare minimum elements required for "film": light, time, a screen, and an audience. Here I discuss some aspects of this recreation, with particular focus on the compilation of an "experiential document" as a way of understanding how the work affected individuals who encountered it.

Editors


  •   Jones, Amelia (external editor)
  •   Heathfield, Adrian (external editor)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Ihlein, L. M. "Attending to Anthony McCall's long film for ambient light." Perform Repeat Record: Live Art in History. Ed.A. Heathfield & A. Jones. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2012, 333-346.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1277&context=creartspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/269

Book Title


  • Perform Repeat Record: Live Art in History

Start Page


  • 333

End Page


  • 346

Abstract


  • In March 2007, The Teaching and Learning Cinema, an artist group from Sydney, Australia, coordinated by Louise Curham and myself, recreated the conditions for a contemporary experience of Anthony McCall's Long Film for Ambient Light (1975). Long Film for Ambient Light is a work of Expanded Cinema, comprising the bare minimum elements required for "film": light, time, a screen, and an audience. Here I discuss some aspects of this recreation, with particular focus on the compilation of an "experiential document" as a way of understanding how the work affected individuals who encountered it.

Editors


  •   Jones, Amelia (external editor)
  •   Heathfield, Adrian (external editor)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Ihlein, L. M. "Attending to Anthony McCall's long film for ambient light." Perform Repeat Record: Live Art in History. Ed.A. Heathfield & A. Jones. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2012, 333-346.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1277&context=creartspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/269

Book Title


  • Perform Repeat Record: Live Art in History

Start Page


  • 333

End Page


  • 346