New Expanded Cinematic Arts devices will be developed throughout the duration of SPECTRAL. Every research project will be documented and shared on the FilmLabs.org WIKI.
360° projects by Crater-Lab
Starting from the idea of expanding light beyond the screen to break and expand the projection frame, Crater-Lab is planning to develop a modular and portable 360o dome screen and a 360o analogue hyper-lapse camera in order to produce customized images for that screen. The screen will be built with ecological materials collaboratively between Crater-lab members, Hangar residents, other collectives, technicians and engineers, using technologies like 3D printing, laser cutting, DIY electronics and open source technologies.
° Dis-centered screens : 360° dome
° Camera Robotics : 360° analogue hyperlapse camera
Read more on the 360° projects WIKI
State-of-the-Art 16mm Film Projector by LaborBerlin
LaborBerlin is aiming to engineer a state of the art 16mm film projector with multiple modern analogue and digital features, catering to the needs of contemporary film artists & performers, archivists and projectionists alike. Two members of LaborBerlin (Bernd Lützeler & Juan David Gonzales Monroy) will collaborate with experts and simultaneously set up a community-based online platform for exchange of open source knowledge and experience. The launch of a first prototype is projected for 2025.
Read more on the State-of-the-Art 16mm Film Projector WIKI
Wandering Sound and Images projects by Mire
To open up the possibilities of cinema, Mire explores the notion of “Wandering”: itinerancy, adaptation to multiple environments. The seminar take place in three stages and gather a high-flying team of artist-inventors, in order to develop mobile tools, designed to allow wandering and itinerancy (easy to transport and set up, as well as self-sufficiency in electricity).
° 16mm black and white developing laboratory
° Mobile tools for light and other projections
° Mobile tool for 16mm projection
° Portable multi-channel soundsystem
Read more on the Wandering Wiki