Sonic Acts is proud to announce Vertical Cinema’s North American premiere at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Thanks to the interdisciplinary and experimental nature of the project, its questioning of the characteristics of cinema and its big sounds, Vertical Cinema is part of both the Music and the Film programme of SXSW. A double screening will take place on the 17th of March 2015.




Vertical Cinema is a monumental audio-visual experience, a treat for the eyes and ears: A series of ten commissioned large-scale, site-specific works on 35 mm celluloid projected vertically (!), using a custom-built projector in cinemascope. Vertical Cinema ‘abandons’ traditional cinema formats and provokes the image to expand onto a new axis, rethinking the actual projection space and opening it up to alternative artistic approaches.


The featured works by the internationally renowned artists and filmmakers Tina Frank (AT), Björn Kämmerer (DE/AT), Manuel Knapp (AT), Johann Lurf (AT), Joost Rekveld (NL), Rosa Menkman (NL), Billy Roisz (AT) & Dieter Kovačič (AT), Makino Takashi (JP) & Telcosystems (NL), Esther Urlus (NL), Martijn van Boven (NL) & Gert-Jan Prins (NL) offer a unique blend of abstract cinema, structural experiments, found footage, live laser action captured on film, immersive soundscapes and new compositions.


This presentation is kindly supported by Creative Industries Fund NL.


Tuesday 17th of March 2015
Central Presbyterian Church in Austin
20.00h & 22.30h
Open to all badges!
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Central Presbyterian Church Austin

Central Presbyterian Church in Austin