Conventional cinema is trashed, both literally and figuratively, in Jules Wright and Thomas Zanon-Larcher’s new installation at The Wapping Project.
Set in a desolate abandoned movie theatre, Passage fuses photography, video, multi-screen installation and set design into a hybrid film experience that reaches out from the screen and pulls viewers into its mysterious world. Coming from theatre and photography, Wright and Zanon-Larcher are powerful visual storytellers with a penchant for live action captured in the moment, which is true of both the way the main film was shot in stills on the hoof and the way in which the whole experience is staged. i-D met with them to discuss the collaborative creative methods that went into the making of this very idiosyncratic combination of realism and theatricality.
Text and Film: Laura Bushell
Photography: Thomas Zanon-Larcher