In Focus

The Domestic Scroll

‘The Domestic Scroll’ is a filmed reconstruction of what Duncan Grant’s Abstract Kinetic Collage Painting with Sound 1914 might have looked like in its finished state, experienced as part of an interactive, hand-cranked solo viewing machine with accompanying gramophone music. It argues that Grant’s work, also known as the Scroll, should not be framed within the history of film, but rather within a domestic context, as a prototypical form of television. ‘The Domestic Scroll’ was made by the authors for this In Focus project as a means of experimenting with and imagining the material and conceptual experience that viewing the Scroll might have involved.