Album: Birth of Primary Cinema From The Spirit Of Sound
Publication: Printed Matter
Synopsis: Birth Of Primary Cinema From The Spirit Of Sound is a DVD by German-American artist Frank Rothkamm, packaged in a shrink-wrapped vinyl record-style sleeve. Alluding to Hollywood’s heavy-handed creation of action-as-information, Rothkamm argues that the visually packed frame in contemporary cinema had caused viewers to lose their ability to enjoy and comprehend the single image, as we are now in a state of perpetual anticipation. By suggesting that auditory perception becomes the principal mediator in our understanding of the single image, Rothkamm intimates that sound can facilitate a new engagement with the visual frame.
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