In 2011 Pavilion commissioned French artist Aurélien Froment to make a set of nine short films specifically for the cinema context. The work takes the seated position of the cinema viewer as its starting point, meditating upon the relationship between design and body, viewer and image. It features osteopath David Annett, yoga instructor Nichi Green, Will Holder as a reader, film enthusiast Keith Withall, workers at KM furniture factory and designer Michael Marriot’s selection of chairs. The work stands between genres and is encyclopaedic in content, parodic in tone and minimalist in form.
Following its presentation at the Hyde Park Picture House (Leeds) in 2011, the work was awarded funding via Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme to tour to venues across the UK throughout 2012 and 2013. The work was presented at Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle), ICA (London), The Watershed (Bristol), Queen’s Film Theatre (Belfast), Duke of York Picture House (Brighton) and Dundee Contemporary Arts (Dundee).
9 Intervals production still
9 Intervals cinema poster