A PERISCOPE CINEMA [2015]

The story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Fourth year capstone studio, University of Cincinnati. Instructor: Vincent Sansalone.

An exercise exploring architecture as frame began by purchasing a print from a thrift store, $20.

Voyeur

A Google image search of the words “Grandma’s Cottage” led me to images of the story of Little Red Riding Hood in which the wolf succumbs to his temptation for Red and what is inside the cottage, Grandma.  Looking through the periscope, you are the wolf, a voyeur, seeing the figure [of Red] standing before the house. When viewing under the cloth, you are safe from being discovered.

Extruded from the front face of the box is the projection apparatus and periscope. Images relating to the story of Little Red Riding Hood are pasted onto the remaining sides of the construction.

 

Cinematic

A manipulation of the original print re-presented the cottage as a box with its top face hinged open to reveal a darkness inside. As it evolved from painting to drive-in to cinema, the image of Grandma’s Cottage is projected onto the inside of the box.

Above Extruded from the front face of the box is the projection apparatus and periscope. Images relating to the story of Little Red Riding Hood are pasted onto the remaining sides of the construction.

Below A slide projection of the original painting appears through the periscope.

© Jonathan Wilkinson