Originally a twenty five hour film made up of shorter film segments. It consists of 83 reels each lasting approximately 33 minutes. A short story odyssey of film designed to be shown with two projectors playing simultaneously.
The impact of the decline of heavy industry on workers and their families in the Tiexi district of Shenyang, China, at the turn of the 21st century, documented unflinchingly by a fly-on-the-wall camera.
This is a work in progress which started on 7 February 1978, at 11am. It is a silent 8mm film roll (duration: 3'20'') where a person is filmed in the situation he/she has chosen. No editing is done, no second take is allowed. As of June 2007, 2157 "Cinematons" have been shot, mostly artists and friends of author Gérard Courant. Total length is now nearing 150 hours screening. See more »