Jan 9

Line Describing a Cone

Tue, January 9, 2024 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm (1h) • R.s.v.p. for details

Anthony McCall, director, 1973
16mm film projected on haze
30 minutes

Can a film screening be considered a work of sculpture? Anthony McCall’s landmark expanded cinema piece Line Describing a Cone (1973) invites us to ponder the atmospheric components of cinema we often take for granted. Light reflecting off a cloud of haze transforms the projector beam into a strikingly-palpable cone we are compelled to touch. The capacity to interact with this “solid light film” and move about the darkened room is integral to this uncanny experience. The filmmaker encourages us to become active, attentive spectators as we communally behold—and enter into—this ethereal cone of light.

Participants are asked to reserve a place at one of three screenings at no cost.

This very special screening is made possible in part by Cinema and Media Studies and the Office of the Director of the Arts.

For details, including location, r.s.v.p.

Event Contact: Paul Bernhardt
Event Link: for More Information

Event Summary

Line Describing a Cone
  • Intended For: Students, Faculty, Staff, Emeriti, Alums
  • Categories: Film, Exhibition

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