Annexinema and Trampoline present:
Romana Schmalisch: Mobile Cinema
Lace Market Theatre Bar, Saturday 12th June 2010, 8pm

This was the closing event to the month long "Tracing Mobility" programme, organised by Trampoline throughout Nottingham in May 2010.

The “Mobile Cinema” is an apparatus that unites experimental lecturing and moving to different places. To be more concrete: it is a reconstruction of a film prop from Alexander Medvedkin’s film The New Moscow (1938): a projection and viewing table where an engineer on his journey to Moscow presents his designs and urban visions for the new city – a bizarre model that is somewhere between urban model, cinema, and plate camera.
Similar to the engineer in the film, Romana travels to various places with the Mobile Cinema and presents a film archive developed for it. The archive comprises films and filmic research on urban space and urban visions, sequences from feature films, texts and quotations. The various films and also previously unused footage, which the artist regards as an archive, are combined to a cinematographic collage. The film clips address in different ways the changes of urban space and the social changes that come with them.
To date, the Mobile Cinema has travelled toZurich, Moscow, Rome, Bucharest, Kaliningrad, Vilnius, Kaunas, Warsaw, Berlin Muzychi, Kiev, London, Paris and Yerevan.

Romana's presentation was followed with Ray Gosling's "Two Town Mad". This film was made for the BBC in 1963, and compares Leicester and Nottingham - the people, their work places, their night life, and what it was like to grow up in the East Midlands.

A selection of short films was also shown in the bar area, selected by Trampoline.

Further information on the wider Tracing Mobility programme can be found at trampoline.org.uk/tracingmobility/