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Mark Lewis

Director

“I’m interested in the extent to which a moving picture can literally be a picture that moves. I suppose that’s how film began – as a series of moving photographs. One of the aspects that would have been the most extraordinary to witness at the time is the projection of photographs that move. When the Lumière brothers projected their films at the end of the 19th century, they would project a… Read more
“I’m interested in the extent to which a moving picture can literally be a picture that moves. I suppose that’s how film began – as a series of moving photographs. One of the aspects that would have been the most extraordinary to witness at the time is the projection of photographs that move. When the Lumière brothers projected their films at the end of the 19th century, they would project a still image that would begin to move. That must have been a startling effect. I’m interested in how the origins of film are, in some respects, in the picture that starts to transform. I try to understand the extent to which one can strip film down to be an experience of depiction, of showing something.” Read less