Line Describing A Cone, Anthony McCall 1973, UK, 30 mins, 1 screen, 16mm

Line Describing a Cone

…Anthony McCall’s Line Describing a Cone [is] a film which demanded to be looked at, not on the screen, but in the space of the auditorium. What was at issue was the establishment of a cone of light between the projector and the screen, out of what was initially one pencil-like beam of light. I consider it the most brilliant case of an observation on the essentially sculptural quality of every cinematic situation.’ (P. Adams Sitney, Artforum)


Project Expanded Cinema Extravaganza , Line Describing a Cone
Artists Anthony McCall
Year 1973
Origin UK
Duration 30 mins