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Alex MacKenzie’s film cycle draws from turn-of-the-century cinematic prototypes and long-forgotten ideas surrounding the moving image and its early promise. At the core of this approach is the use of a home-built, hand-cranked projector to present a striking array of handmade and processed emulsions. The vast potential of the film frame is drawn out through imagery both archaic and contemporary in shape and form. Hypnosis, panorama, motion studies, expectation, magic, the dream world, and sleight-of-eye conspire in this intimate and immersive film.