There is a whole body of theoretical reflection about apparatus in cinema theory that could also be passed on photography. In our short film we focus on this wondrous and magical, but also ideological machine that produces a narration about reality as well as it is narration itself.
The film will show an partly absurd, partly reconstructed equipment, whose design is following descriptions and wood cuts of the compendium The History and Practice of the Art of Photography; or the Production of Pictures through the Agency of Light (1849). The scene shows vairous movements and settings in handling the apparatus.
A male Voice Over accompanies the scene. The atmosphere is similar to the genre of Science-Fiction, where the machine becomes a crucial part of the story; it turns into a character among others. The title Invasion creates the triangle between the iconography of this specific filmic genre, Baudrillard's idea of the photography as a "self-thinking" cosmos and the idea of a moment ...when the world stands still before invasion of photography...