When I look at the photos of Hiroshi Sugimoto's Theatres series, the first word came to my mind was Silence! Sugimoto's Theatres series involves photographing old vintage movie theaters in the U.S., using entire two-hour feature-length movie, with the aid of film projector that provides sole lighting. One of the additional effects of complete whiteness on the screen and sensationally theatrical illumination of the surrounding space, seeing the theater architecture, unique to the genre that existed at the time. While this unique lighting gives the works a surreal look, as a part of Sugimoto's attempt to reveal Silence and Time in photography.
Hiroshi Sugimoto explained "Different movies give different brightnesses. If it's an optimistic story, I usually end up with a bright screen; if it's a sad story, it's a dark screen. Occult movie? Very dark."
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