The cinema developed as the technical execution of
the model of Jacob's Ladder and the cadre grid reminiscent
of an extended fire brigade ladder reveals the functional
principle which is visualized in the international symbol for
emergency ladder. As, of course, it involves too much
effort to transport the audience at the corresponding
speed along the celluloid ladder, the ingenious idea
arose to move the film on with an artful mechanical device.
Ultimately, the audience is then moved more than the material.
The space between this filmed lattice fence becomes a vision
of a projected modulation of transparency. And just as with
Galilee's binoculars, the view of the stars and small stars
provokes the cry: "And they do move!"