"*cinema was machine born: gears, lightbulbs, cranks, friction, optics. somewhere in that mix of metals and mirrors, somewhere in the movement and composition, a rectangle was conceived of. the rectangle framed something more natural than itself. little machines created worlds of fiction. these worlds of fiction sometimes worked themselves back into abstractions, and a new language emerged out of metal and light. gears cranked, motors ran, the finger pressed record."
A reflection on the cinematic image and its endless permutations, LA MACHINA* & METAPHOR takes its name from factory workers documented in Patricio Guzman's seminal La Batalla de Chile. Just as these workers found ways to reassemble spare factory parts into what they called "machinas" (or machines just as equipped for a job as any foreign imports), the book's essay applies the spirit of reassembling to eras of cinematic creation and in the process enact an enquiry into the future of cinema.
Author: Alan Medina, Rudy Medina
Dimensions: 5 x 7 in.
Process: inkjet color printed with inserts, Japanese stab-bound