Cockburn Street Cinema 2011

Image Mastering Bambi  2010, 12.30 minutes,  Full HD
20 Dec 2011 - 8 Jan 2012
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 Mastering Bambi  2010, 12.30 minutes,  Full HD
 Mastering Bambi  2010, 12.30 minutes,  Full HD
 Mastering Bambi  2010, 12.30 minutes,  Full HD


Stills is delighted to announce another Cockburn Street Cinema a unique, open-air screening programme screened directly onto Stills' window throughout the long, dark evenings of the festive period.


Mastering Bambi

by Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács

Screening daily 12 - 8pm
Tuesday 20 December 2011 - Sunday 08 January 2012

Mastering Bambi
is a recreated model of Walt Disney's 1942 classic animation film Bambi, in which the forest is stripped of its inhabitants, and what remains is a familiar but altered reality.

An important but overlooked protagonist in the original movie is the natural environment in which the story occurs- the pristine wilderness upon which Disney structured his Bambi is one of the first virtual worlds ever created. Disney strived to be true to nature, creating a illusion of realism and harmony as a metaphor for human society - Bambi's forest is depicted as a magical dell, rooted in European romanticism where the inhabitants peacefully exist.

The soundtrack is made by Berend Dubbe and Gwendolyn Thomas who have reconstructed the original film score, by twisting and folding the sound to evoke the dissonances in the original film.


Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács are an artist duo based in Paris and Amsterdam who produce works that reflect on the ornamental nature of today's society. By using intricate layers of re-mediation they animate myths that characterise contemporary culture.

Their works are shown in film-festivals, museums, galleries and broadcast TV. Recently including Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; IFFR, Rotterdam; MUHKA Antwerp; LAForum, Los Angeles; Experimenta Media Arts Biennial, Australia.


Cockburn Street Cinema is Stills' gift to Edinburgh during the winter holiday season - since 2006 programmes have included works by Robert Breer and David Shrigley; Jason Dee; Katy Dove and Sarah Purcill; Suki Best and Rory Hamilton; and Yto Barada and Bouchra Kalili.

Image Mastering Bambi 2010, 12.30 minutes, Full HD
Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács
Courtesy the artists and Akinci. Sound by Berend Dubbe and Gwendelyn Thomas