Cinema

Mobile Republic in Whitehaven, Cumbria

Bureau A has deisgned Mobile Republic it’s very own cinema space, the Travelling Screen.

The travelling screen proposes a double cinematographic experience. It works as an inhabited screen. On one hand one can experience the intimacy of a motion image and share this with a few people in the interior of the caravan. The soft ambiance of an integral decor accentuates the delicate, magical and somewhat nostalgic atmosphere of the beginning of film making in history. It calls a small community of people to actually share a sort of discovery. The other experience is a more popular one: the ability of films to appeal to a large public.  The travelling screen functions thus as a theatrical set and it refers to the first invention of cinematographical devices like the zoetrope or the praxinoscope. Particularly the optical theatre of Charles-Emile Raynaud who, by improving the techniques of the zoetrope he achieved projection to a screen making the animation viewable to a large audience.

Image of Charles-Emile Raynaud with optical Theater representation

Image of Charles-Emile Raynaud with optical Theater representation