The mobile cinema with its real-life images first got underway in Zurich. The temporary art intervention, devised by Littmann Kulturprojekte in conjunction with artist Job Koelewijn, aroused a great deal of interest even at its launch in the inauspicious month of November – where conventional cinemas would have a screen, the otherwise authentic auditorium is open to the elements. The perspectives and film music chosen by Job Koelewijn and Klaus Littmann according to the particular location conjure up totally new – and immensely personal – images among the audience. In this way, everyone creates his or her own cinema experience and comes to view familiar surroundings from a fresh perspective. In his various projects over the years, Klaus Littmann has systematically used such shifts in perception.
After its stint in Zurich, Real Fiction Cinema moved on to three locations in Bern. Here, too, it was a big crowd-puller. In Basel, this temporary art invention designed for public spaces ideally complemented the hurly-burly of the Art Basel fair. And at the Locarno Film Festival, locals and tourists as well as plenty of movie freaks beat a path to the mobile movie theatres. One of these cinemas featured a soundtrack composed especially by film music writer Niki Reiser.
A total of 71,462 people have already visited the Real Fiction Cinema at the first four stops along its route – an impressive number that exceeds the box-office figures of many films receiving a nationwide showing in Switzerland. And the Swiss tour will continue next year: Real Fiction Cinema will travel on to Eastern Switzerland and the Suisse Romande, and will even scale the peaks of the Alps. Watch this space for the precise dates and places!
At each of its staging posts, Real Fiction Cinema has aroused reactions: the art intervention seems to fascinate everyone who sees it, giving rise to anecdotes, stories and events. A publication relating some of these stories about Real Fiction Cinema is currently in preparation.
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