Francisca Duran 2006
Shooting format: 35mm; Finish format: NTSC video
Distribution: artist, and Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre,

In the Kingdom of Shadows documents a paragraph being typeset on an early twentieth-century Ludlow Linecaster. The text is taken from Maxim Gorky’s 1896 review of the Lumiere Brothers’ film Arrival of the Train at La Ciotat (1895). As the words melt into a pool of lead, the alchemical magic of printing is linked to that of cinema.

Selected screenings: Experimenta (London Film Festival), Signal and Noise, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ben Russel Gallery (Chicago)

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