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Photo by Darren O'Brien/Guzelian Picture shows A visitor looks at Face to Face, 2013 by Anthony McCall, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield. The exhibition Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works opens 16 Feb - 3 June 2018 at The Hepworth WakefIeld. Picture taken 14/02/2018
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Expanded Cinema

19 May 2018, 11am - 4.30pm

Join us for a day of events exploring and interpreting the notion of ‘Expanded Cinema’ through film and discussion from Anthony McCall and his artist peers, along with a new dance commission with young people from Wakefield.

Expanded Cinema was a loose movement of artists from the mid-1960s through the 1970s concerned with pushing the boundaries of cinematic form, of which Anthony McCall is a seminal figure. Coined by a Film-Makers’ Cinematheque in 1965, Expanded Cinema involved a rejection of the fixed theatrical format of rows of seats facing a single screen with a hidden projection booth. McCall and his peers took film out of the theatre and into simple, empty spaces, sometimes using multiple projectors and multiple screens, and often incorporating live performance. In the process, they created a new emphasis on the ‘here and now’ of the projection event itself.

The Expanded Cinema Screening Programme includes:

  • Introduction by Anthony McCall.
  • Paul Sharits, Ray Gun Virus, 1966.
  • Carolee Schneemann, Viet Flakes, 1967.
  • Guy Sherwin, Paper Landscape 2, 1975/2017* and Man with Mirror, 1976.
  • Lis Rhodes, Light Music, 1975.
  • Anthony McCall, Line Describing a Cone, 1973.

The event takes place in The Calder and will include an interval.

*Paper Landscape 2 has been supported by the Sasakawa Foundation.

This event is related to our current exhibition