How can cinematic space be researched through reframing?
Becoming aware of what cinematic space could mean for me was necessary, since I unconsciously worked with this notion in the previous experiments. Cinematic space is a very layered notion, because the moment I frame the real space, it becomes my cinematic space. The moment you project the images, a new cinematic space is defined.
To research my intentions towards cinematic space, I took Ozu’s film Late Spring, from 1949, and reframed it through a small greenhouse I had. I chose Ozu because of his beautiful interior shots and his many see-through living rooms and corridors. By framing through the greenhouse, I externalised the space, and that way I redefined it as a new cinematic space. Using literal steel frames to shape new cinematic spaces made me curious about restructuring the existing cinematic space.