Every Speed is an experimental short documentary that explores able-bodied and disabled perspectives on body movement, transportation, and dependency. Historically, people with disabilities have been denied accommodations based on arguments of cost, yet able‐bodied people take for granted their reliance on vast and expensive transportation systems designed to facilitate movement. Using voice‐over interviews with both disabled and able-bodied individuals, the film explores how movement technology/transportation both differentiates and unites people with diverse physical abilities. Interview subjects speak about how public and individual transportation shapes ideas of temporality, in terms of distance and waiting, and how it can be a communal or personal experience that can shape identity. These themes are depicted visually through the technique of rotoscoping – tracing individual frames of video and creating an animated sequence. The imagery consists of several types of movement technologies, such as people riding bicycles, rowing boats, pushing wheelchairs, riding escalators, and boarding trains. In the animated sequences the people are separated from the technology. It is a visual device to emphasize the bodies’ movements in relation to the apparatus but without it physically present, and to see the apparatus moving without its operator/function. The simple outlines of body movement create an organic, hand-drawn visual contrast to the man‐made technology depicted on video.

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