Size Variable, Duration: 5 minutes and 20 seconds.
Here I have used a few seconds of the famous film by the Lumière Brothers, "Arrivée d'un train en gare à La Ciotat" 1895, showing a train pulling into a station in France and people entering and alighting. My version slows the action down approximately 100 times the normal viewing speed. I am interested in what could be called the "present moment-ness" of past events captured on film.
In this piece I have attempted to create an “awareness of looking” in the viewer. Duration between frames is dramatically extended and we are given more space to journey in between the frames of this famous piece of film. At the end the final frame remains still for several seconds, once we become aware of the stillness and we are brought back to ourselves as viewer “looking” in the here and now, we can consider the film and the act of viewing as a multiplicity of durations.