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

©2019  Emma Winter Studio Ltd

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