Event:

July 2014

Fulcrum - Barnsley Civic

A movie created by man and machine

  • Fulcrum
  • Fulcrum landscape
  • Fulcrum landscape
  • Fulcrum
  • Fulcrum landscape
  • Fulcrum landscape

In a darkened room, a large array of beautiful carved wooden scenes depict small town life. In the middle of the scenes, a video camera on the end of a long robotic arm swoops around, zooming in and out of the mechanically animated wooden scenes. 

Alongside, an electric guitar is quietly plucked, bashed and strummed by an assemblage of spidery metal machines. In a second space, a small cinema has been created and we enter to see the little scenes the robotic machines are videoing projected live onto the big screen.  Here the hidden details of the diorama are revealed and an animated story unfolds - accompanied by the floating sounds of the guitar. 

"Very atmospheric, sets the imagination and memories whirring."

"I thoroughly enjoyed this. I got the sense I was a part of the models when the camera looks out into the studio." 

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