Vernacular Cinema: New Perspectives from Home
This talk will discuss a collaborative film project called Cinaesthesia and a short film made for the project by Allister Gall and his family, called Home Cinema.
Facilitated by IMPERFECT CINEMA (2010-ongoing), a social-participatory film, sound and moving image collective Allister co-founded with Dan Paolantonio, Cinaesthesia was screened at what was once the Gaumont Cinema (The Millennium building) on the 21 October 2018.
The event was the closing party for The Atlantic Project, an international contemporary art festival.
At this event, Allister will first discuss how he developed a historical context for Cinaesthesia by researching the sites of seven cinemas that once operated on Union Street in Plymouth.
This historical research was shared during an open access workshop, generating seven responses that together make up the film. Allister will then discuss his own film contribution to the project, Home Cinema.
The film problematises the question of ‘where, what and why cinema now?’, celebrating the local and every day, and reflecting on the impotence of the camera to express the temporality of experience and the imperfection of capturing the ephemeral.