The cinematic viewing space can interfere with the film experience. More, when the director is present at the scene, modifying live the viewer’s perception over the image it’s undoubtedly a unique way of doing and seeing film.
Malcom Le Grice, major figure in the development of experimental film in the UK set out three of his films at Filmaktion, event organized by Tate Modern. Starting from the idea that a film ‘should’ be presented in a square (the screen), his films are showing the opposite: the projection runs from ‘the square' as if its images want to hide outside the frame. Repetitive symbols like Mona Lisa’s smile, coloured squares or even sounds, mixed together with the film maker’s steps on the cold stone floor offers the spectator a distinctive way to gain its own ‘politics of perception’, this being the only way to decipher the signs.
Is this maybe the reason why most of the times the projection on the wall is seen different from the reality of the self? Film & Action!