This is a short excerpt from Olympic Changes: an inadequate document of life; an experimental film that takes the analogue photograph as its source and transforms the still-ness of photography into the movement of film. Olympic Changes marries the banality of personal everyday train journeys with the structural changes taking place to the urban environment, centered round the Olympic development area in East London, UK.
Olympic Changes originates from six celluloid photographic negatives all taken from a moving train with a medium-format camera. Each of the six photochemical negatives have been digitally scanned and repeatedly divided and cropped to make 600 images in total; each of which becoming a frame in the film. Movement is re-animated through digital video to reflect the play of motion present at the original moment of capture. The frames of the film are sequenced in such a way that the viewer not only journeys through the changing urban landscape, but also journeys through each of the six still photographs as still image is transformed to become an experimental film.
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