Peer into a cinema from the past and explore how cinema mimics and makes memory in Seeing in the Dark – our brand-new touring digital installation.
Inspired by the Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive project at Lancaster University, this fun, immersive piece sees scale models, original compositions, archive voice and recorded reproductions of heritage films collide to transform a simple box into a mesmerising ‘memory machine’.
Supported by Lancaster Arts and ACE
Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive (CMDA)
CMDA is about expanding our knowledge and understanding of how audiences relate to and remember the experience of cinemagoing. How is ‘going to the pictures’ remembered? How may these remembered experiences be expressed? In speech? In writing? Through a range of creative practices? What can such expressions tell us about how our memories of ‘going to the pictures’ figure in our daily lives?
Find about more about the archive at Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive
Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and supported by Lancaster University
Have you seen Seeing in the Dark? Then we’d love to hear your feedback! Please click here for a quick 5 minute survey on your experience of the installation. Thank you.
Our Cinema Century
Share your own special cinema memories with us with Our Cinema Century, a special extra to Seeing in the Dark created by Lancaster University students.
The Dukes, Lancaster
29 March - 24 April 2022
Brewery Arts, Kendal
27 April - 25 June 2022
Lancaster Library Festival 2022
23 - 29 September 2022
Glasgow Film Theatre & Reid Gallery
1 - 12 October 2022
Lightpool Festival, Blackpool
18 - 29 October 2022
Lancaster University Library
1 - 30 November 2022