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Projection of LIGHT MUSIC by Liz Rhodes in DCA Dundee

Expanded Cinema: LIGHT MUSIC

Expanded Cinema: LIGHT MUSIC

Light Music is a dizzying celebration of the pivotal nature of sound in film; a direct and powerful transcription of film as sound. I hesitate to say that it’s hallucinogenic, but by positioning the projectors to maximise their impact in an open space and projecting through a thin veil of haze, Light Music certainly plays with your temporal and spatial awareness. Rhodes has created a direct link between image and sound by printing black and white horizontal bands across the film and its optical soundtrack; in doing so image is made auditory. To be honest though, writing that down gives you absolutely no indication whatsoever of the tremendous, visceral power this film has to articulate and tune a space. Nor does it really put across how groundbreaking the film is, how it makes you think about the cinematic experience, or how spectacular it is to experience.

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11 images
A man setting up a projector on a floor

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

People seated on the floor by a screen showing horizontal bands of light

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

A projector's glare fanning out, with images on the wall behind it

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

A large room with projectors and a haze of light, many people sitting around

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

A projector in front of a screen showing bands of light

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

On the left a large screen with bands of light behind a projector facing right

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Lis Rhodes' LIGHT MUSIC shown in DCA Dundee

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

A person's head silhouetted against a projection of geometrical forms

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Horizontal bands of light on a screen, a projector in front of it

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Think bands of light on a screen behind a projector

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Projection of LIGHT MUSIC by Liz Rhodes in DCA Dundee

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

A man setting up a projector on a floor

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

People seated on the floor by a screen showing horizontal bands of light

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

A projector's glare fanning out, with images on the wall behind it

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

A large room with projectors and a haze of light, many people sitting around

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

A projector in front of a screen showing bands of light

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

On the left a large screen with bands of light behind a projector facing right

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Lis Rhodes' LIGHT MUSIC shown in DCA Dundee

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

A person's head silhouetted against a projection of geometrical forms

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Horizontal bands of light on a screen, a projector in front of it

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Think bands of light on a screen behind a projector

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Projection of LIGHT MUSIC by Liz Rhodes in DCA Dundee

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre