Shaped Cinema – Jean-Baptiste Maître
Shaped Cinema is based on the transfer of Frank Stella’s Shaped Canvases onto 35 mm motion film. Various sections of his catalogue published in 1970 by MoMA showing Stella’s shaped canvases and a critical text by William Rubin have been scanned and re-shaped to appear as 35 mm contact prints.
The resulting video is structured through using the same methodology: each illustration and text of the catalogue is divided into vertical 35 mm strips. Each film strip starting from the one on the far left is attached to the next one to follow. This finally results in the creation of a 14-minute video. The book Shaped Cinema is the visual template used to produce this video.
2012 – English – 62 pp. – 23 x 28 cm – softcover – b/w, Edition: 500, Author: Jean-Baptiste Maître, Production and lithography: Jo Frenken, Printing: Drukkerij Walters, Maastricht, NL
Published by Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL