The King's Cinema

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In the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Martin Rumsby finds roots of early cinema in royal frescoes. As the video progresses the decay of the still image mimics that of so much early celluloid, before the Rumsby returns us back into the modern world where tourists document the palace on their smartphone. "To represent these paintings in a moving image work is to evoke age-old cinematic questions of the continuity of time" - MR