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A Still Life (2 min, HD, no audio)
This video forms part of my ongoing engagement with the paradoxical relationship between stillness and time. It is composited from stop-motion animation and time-lapse footage. I have drawn from many sources:
Giorgio Morandi: “Nothing is more abstract than reality...matter exists of course, but has no intrinsic meaning of its own...only we can know that a cup is a cup…”
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott : "...a reminder of our own vulnerability, and beauty and possibility of transformation and repose".
Aldo Rossi: “...the stasis of those timeless miracles...tables set for eternity...things which are only themselves…”
Salvatore Quasimodo: “Ognuno sta solo sul cuor della terra, trafitto da un raggio di sole: ed è subito sera.” ("We each stand alone on the heart of the earth, transfixed by a ray of sun: and so soon it is evening" - my translation)
Cities and Memory (1:30 min, HD, no audio)
I made this video as part of my ongoing engagement with the hidden layers of urban places. This one explores ideas about collective memory.
I have composited time-lapse footage of the State Library of Queensland with footage from the Brisbane Writers Festival which is held here annually.
For a few moments the veil lifts, the usual pattern fades, the billboard becomes a screen for the projection of layered collective memories of events which have happened here.
“Real time” is de-saturated and becomes erratic outside the frame of remembered time.