Sam Hoolihan and John Marks
City Symphony in 16mm: A New Work for Expanded Cinema

July 26, 2014



City Symphony in 16mm: A New Work for Expanded Cinema is an interactive, multiprojection, expanded cinema project which debuted at the abandoned Fuji-Ya restaurant building on the Minneapolis riverfront during the 2014 Northern Spark Festival. Viewers experience and interact with moving images captured in the city that offer new and abstracted presentations of our environment through live, original, hand-processed 16mm films. The artists engage audiences through improvised 16mm film multiprojection, which reflects and re-creates the simultaneous stillness, order, and chaos of city life. Projectionists invite viewers to participate by manipulating the analog films through rudimentary effects such as placing and moving prisms and gels in front of the projection lenses to obscure the images.