Ear Cinema is a multi-disciplinary performance project incorporating film, various sound diffusion techniques, and live performance. The project is aligned with the ‘Expanded Cinema’ movement; a film and video practice which activates the live context of watching by transforming the traditional architectures of cinematic reception into sites of immersive experience that are heterogeneous, performative and non-determined.
The performances typically involve four large canvas screens arranged in a cube format. Four projectors simultaneously run a combination of animation and film work on all four screens, and two live performers complete the narrative by operating and weaving throughout the performance space. Eight speakers are placed within the space to create a 3D sound environment using ambisonic technology, allowing for precise spatial control of sound and music within the cube. Audiences are invited to stand between the four screens to experience the piece.
More information on all the performances to date can be found here