Forgetting Cinema

Paul Landon explores urban space. His wanderings are transcribed through individual processes of mediatisation: of recording, editing, archiving and reconstruction. Landon’s work is structured through the uncompromising physicality of architecture and the modern urban landscape, positing these as sites inscribed with forgotten promise and effaced monumentality. At the Elastic Space Symposium, Landon will present two aspects of his practice that will lead to his participation in the events in Bath in 2018:  video installations made using a rotoscoping technique that animate views of the modern city and hand-made miniature models of abandoned cinemas. Both of these approaches respond to the three-dimensional experience of the moving image and its inherent relationship with modern urban space.

Paul Landon graduated from The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada and from the Jan van Eyck Academie in The Netherlands. He recently completed a Doctorate in Fine Arts at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Paul Landon lives and works in Montréal, where he is a professor of Media Arts at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques of UQÀM.