Posts tagged Theatres
I open the shutter when the movie begins, when the title shows up. Then I just leave the camera open for two, three hours - whatever the length of the movie is. When the ending credit shows up, I just close the shutter. So I photograph the entire movie images. When I process the film no images from the movie show, just showing a white light left on the screen. Interiors of the theatre shows, reflecting the white light coming out from the screen. The people who were in the theatre all disappear receiving this radiant white light from the screen, which means I probably want to say too much information ends up in nothingness. How do you show the nothingness, emptiness? You have to have something surrounding the nothingness. In this case, the movie theatre is the “case” that holds this emptiness.
- Hiroshi Sugimoto, from Contacts, Vol. 2 (1992).
Photos: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Theatres.