In conjunction with the postponed exhibition Ricada Roggan: KINO at Goethe-Institut Toronto, our colleague James King wrote a personal appreciation essay on one of the projectors featured in Roggan's exhibition, the Siemens 2000 16mm projector. Read it on the Goethe-Institut's film blog.
James King is TIFF’s Senior Technical Manager. From 2004 to 2007, he was a projectionist and gallery technician at the Goethe-Institut Toronto, projecting films in the Institut’s in-house “Kinowelt Hall” cinema on 16mm and 35mm Bauer projectors – one of which is part of the show Ricarda Roggan: KINO at the Goethe Media Space 2020. During his time at the Goethe-Institut, he was responsible for overseeing the technical coordination of hundreds of film screenings, from "Berlin: Symphony of a Great City" to "Aguirre, The Wrath of God", live events and art installations in the adjacent gallery. His go-to pre-show music for all screenings was typically Kraftwerk.
For more updates on the exhibition visit Ricarda Roggan: KINO
Image courtesy Ricarda Roggan