Lightbox CityFilm installation

Conceived as a living photograph, Lightbox City is a feature-length time-lapse film which encapsulates the entire development of the Toronto International Film Festival "Lightbox" by KPMB Architects. High above the city with a clear view of the horizon, the camera captures twelve pictures every hour for two years, inscribing a quiet and steady record of patterns and cycles while the building grows into the frame to become an urban landmark. The installation multiplies the image and shifts the time scale across multiple screens to create a sensation of frenetic urban density.

︎Excerpt of three-channel installation

Lightbox City, 2011; digital cinema installation, variable multi-channel presentation, 9:16 aspect; 150’ loop, 15’ loop, 3’ loop. Edition of five.

Concept and design by Maris Mezulis. Commissioned by KPMB Architects. Produced by Maris Mezulis Studio in collaboration with KPMB Architects; Exhibited at Toronto International Film Festival Lightbox, September 2012 and as part of TOO TALL at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), December 2011.

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