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Motion Picture (Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory)
Motion Picture (Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory)
576 Ratings


In the darkroom, 50 unexposed film strips were laid across a surface, upon which a frame of La sortie des ouvriers de l’usine Lumière was projected to create a new kind of film…

Our take

Stripping the Lumières’ famous first film of its figurative elements, Peter Tscherkassky’s experimental short playfully reinterprets the birth of cinema. The painstaking manipulation of film strips and the exposure process reimagine the medium in its purest form: a dance between light and darkness.