Australia, 2001, 50 minutes
Colour, Sound, Video
"A simple and uneventful everyday activity of a mother and son walking towards a gate provide the visuals for gabscal 21 seconds / 16 frames. The work discusses the time measurement of video's PAL format placing it as the subject for the piece. Developed with a metrical system in the editing stage, gabscal 21 seconds / 16 frame uses a single recorded sequence with the duration of twenty-one seconds and sixteen frames. By inserting every second frame of the footage at dispersed intervals into an extended duration of the same, a dialogue of material time emerges. The single frames retain the order in which they occur in the twenty-one seconds and sixteen frames of the original recording. They are placed at dispersed intervals that spiral from the first at twenty-one seconds and sixteen frames until they are situated side by side to produce a second moving image. The time it takes for this implosion to occur extends the original length of the sequence to a duration that is almost fifty minutes in length."