IMAGINATION PROJECT | KINEMACOLOUR
Tasked by the UK Foreign Office's Great for Imagination Campaign to artistically interpret key patents throughout history to date. A project that spanned 2017 collaborating with the wonderful Ted Humble Smith.
Artistic Interpretation: 'Kinemacolour' Patent
Remember those intense red roses in ‘American Beauty’? Or the dashing yellow of Belle’s ball gown? Colour has power in film, and it goes back to a Londoner called George Albert Smith. In the early 1900s, bankrolled by the American Charles Urban, he pioneered the first successful colour film process with a technique that exposed black & white film to red and green filters. In this image the simple movement of a dancer has therefore been broken down into stages and printed onto a sequence of red, green and black and white panels.
Exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art