Picturehouse Cinema, London
THE MOTHER OF ALL INTERLOCKS Mural at Picturehouse Central, London.
Davis & Vale were commissioned to produce a large mural at the new Picturehouse mul- tiplex cinema by interior designers Martin Brudnizki Studio.
The brief was very open: do something as long as cinema is involved.
The usual cinema-based themes like poster images, film stars, glamour, famous quotes and other cliches were rejected, instead focussing on how films are actually made: machines were drawn, technology, people behind the scenes, film-slang, imaginary conversations based on the nature and the critical disagreements reacting to a trip to the cinema.
All this is hung on an interlocking film time- line that starts from the Big Bang (where light was invented) and loops its way via Aristotle, Muybridge, The Lumiere brothers, commercial flow-charts, lens behaviour, sound design diagrams and arcane facts right up to the present digital age.