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Light Describing a Cone


Mon 15 Mar 2010, 6:45pm–7:30pm

Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Don’t miss 'Line Describing a Cone' (1973) a one-off installation at the Wellington Town Hall, presented in collaboration by the New Zealand Film Archive with The Adam Art Gallery exhibition Anthony McCall: Drawing With Light.

This large-scale work is famous in the history of avant-garde film for its reduction of the cinematic experience to its core ingredients.

For 30 minutes a beam of light from a 16mm film projector draws a perfect circle on a distant screen.

In the space between, a solid cone takes shape as light particles cling to a haze filled room. Transforming the viewer’s usual passive relation to the film medium, this work invites an active engagement with the cinematic experience.

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