Time:Distance

2012
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 11 mins
Colour,
Sound: Stereo
Available Format/s: SD Video
Original Format: Super 16mm film
Themes: 
  • Body
  • Collective / Community
  • Dream
  • Flicker and Strobe
  • Nature

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The vivid pastoral scenes and colour screens in Time:Distance, oscillate between tapestry-like detail and abstraction, where film and digital subclips intersect and imitate. Marking a series of competing material transitions, temporal and spatial distance elide: the house, the London marathon televised in the background, the churchyard with its graves and locals coalesce into a microcosm. The hand-chalked clocking of the sun and the pendulous swing of near-by church bells juxtapose physicality with decimal accuracy as attached to the ‘time:distance’ scale of a race – instead suggesting a bodily sense of observed duration through the use of a wind-up camera. Made with her family, the film is a playfully dreamlike episode of being, capturing the fragmented communications, audio collage and presences exchanged while filming in an ageing rural England.

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