Secrets of the projection box


Location: Gas Hall: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Time: Sunday 24 April 2016, 3.45pm

Link: Flatpack Website

Hair in the gate. Cigarette burns. The Maltese Cross. Projectionists inhabit a parallel universe with its own lexicon and rituals. At this event, which was part of 2016’s Flatpack Festival, we shared some of the stories, sights and sounds discovered in our research. Claire Jesson was interested in the projectionist as represented onscreen and showed a selection of clips from different movies. Richard Wallace shared material from his interviews with film technicians about their work, while Michael Pigott played excerpts capturing the unique auditory environment of the box. Finally, projectionist and artist Alexa Raisbeck talked about how her work is informed by analogue film technologies.