A Proposal to project in 4:3

Schmid builds her own projection screens ranging from aspect ratios currently in use (in this case 4:3, the format she uses the most often, 16mm being her primary medium) to entirely fictitious ones (the 4:1 Viktoriascope) and if possible she then films them in the exact same aspect ratio. While at the Djerassi Artist in Residency Program in California, the artist constructed a screen with wood and canvas and installed it in the program’s sculpture park. Still standing there, it is an unexpected object on the way to a scenic view of the rolling hills on the Djerassi property.  In A proposal to project in 4:3, Schmid shot this site-specific installation over the course of a single day when the screen became projection surface for the subtle interplay of shadow and light from the surrounding trees and shrubs. Cinema without film. (Claudia Slanar)

Orig. Title
A Proposal to project in 4:3
Year
2016
Country
Austria
Duration
2 min
Director
Viktoria Schmid
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Credits
Director
Viktoria Schmid
Concept & Realization
Viktoria Schmid
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
5.1 surround
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
colour
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,33
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
colour
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Festivals (Selection)
2016
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films