La Région Centrale
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La Région Centrale

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For his 3-hour tour-de-force La Région Centrale, Michael Snow created a remote-controlled, camera-activating machine triggered by a sound recording of experimental music. Rigged for movement in all directions and on every plane, the camera explores a cinematic landscape of a rugged Canadian terrain—defying gravity and leaving the viewer guessing which direction is up and down. Covering a 24-hour cycle, the machine’s shadow lengthens, night falls, and light returns. 1971, Canada, 16mm, 180 min.

Michael Snow (b. 1928) is a Canadian artist whose multidisciplinary practice includes painting, sculpture, video, film, sound, photography, holography, drawing, writing, and music. His work explores the nature of perception, consciousness, language, and temporality. Snow’s extensive contribution to the Structural Film movement include his films Wavelength (1967), Back and Forth (1969), and La Région Centrale (1971).

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  • Major support to preserve, digitize, and present the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection is generously provided by the Bentson Foundation.