28.08.08

Christie Slo-Mo Gallery Projection

AUTHOR: Inavate

The Fruitmarket Gallery staged a major spring exhibition in the Scottish capital, titled Print The Legend. Themed as the American West, the exhibition featured a spectacular outdoor projection of John Wayne’s classic film The Searchers, set high above Edinburgh’s Market Street.

The Fruitmarket Gallery is midway through staging a major spring exhibition titled Print The Legend in the Scottish capital.

With its theme as the American West, one of the most breathtaking features of the exhibition has been Douglas Gordon’s Five Year Drive-By (The Searchers) — a spectacular outdoor projection of John Wayne’s classic film The Searchers, set high above Edinburgh’s Market Street. The difference is that the movie is slowed down to match the five-year fictional duration of the action, the frame changing at a rate of approximately once every 23 minutes.

Faithful to the spirit of the drive-in (or drive-by) movie, this work is projected 24/7 using a Christie Roadster S+20K 20000 Lumen SXGA+ DLP® device, newly acquired by Liverpool-based project team MITES (the Moving Image Touring and Exhibition Service). A technology resource for artists and exhibitors, this is the second S+20K to be added to an inventory dominated by Christie products, and according to MITES manager Lian Harter, was acquired specifically for this event.

MITES became involved with Print the Legend, which is curated by Patricia Bickers, in view of their past association with Fiona Bradley, The Fruitmarket Gallery’s director. “We have worked with Fruitmarket in the past but this is the biggest event we have undertaken with them,” said Ms. Harter.