The Artists Cinema 2006
The Artists Cinema is a unique project bringing leading artists work into cinemas. Five internationally celebrated artists have specially produced new short works on 35mm film to tour to cinemas across the country. Commissioned by LUX and Frieze Projects the films build on the success of last years aMovie films which were seen by more than 27,000 cinemagoers in the UK .
Launched at the renowned Frieze Art Fair 2006 the five shorts approach the distinct conditions of the cinema, questioning, interpreting and reflecting on its special characteristics. Each of the works has been made specifically to play before feature films to enthuse and excite audiences in different ways. The individual films range from celebrations of collective spectatorship to an absurd take on special effects, from an intimate musical performance to a bizarre tale of hospitality gone wrong.