March 17, 2008

Line Describing a Cone

Students at UNC Wilmington "watch" but more appropriately interact with Anthony McCall's 1973 installation film, "Line Describing a Cone," in Dr. Jim Kreul's class. In order to view the film, a dark room is filled with smoke (in this case, from a fog machine), and the film is projected through the fog. By itself, the film would be a white dot slowly tracing a white circle on a black background for 45 minutes. With the fog, however, the film takes on a 3-dimensionality and the white circle becomes a cone.

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