- an Installation
- by Ryder Thomas White
- Description (english) The Chase! arose from research I did in my final year at Simon Fraser University into the first twelve years of cinema history, sometimes called ‚”Early Cinema” The fascination with technology, the emphasis on spectacle, and the determination of individual exhibitors to out-do one another and compete for audiences with their own enterprising contraptions spoke to a sense of wonder that I have always had for the medium. I designed and built this installation in the style of those early entrepreneurs and showed it publicly for the first time in a storefront (the late Trench Gallery) just steps from the storefront where the first movies in Vancouver BC were ever shown.