starting from the continuous filming of a clock's display for two minutes, the video was processed in a realtime-programming-environment for video. the individual frames were then printed on paper and subsequently redrawn frame by frame in charcoal and oil paint. scanned back, the frames were animated as the final video. this video was commissioned for the "Essays on Radio: Can I have 2 minutes of your time?" compilation produced by the media label Crónica that proposed all the audio and visual artists to reflect upon the technology and culture of radio in the early 21st century media-scape. the goal of this video was then to explore the idea of time in the crossing of analogue and digital techniques: starting from 2 minutes, reducing the video to 6 single images and then expanding it once again to 2 minutes, restoring the loss of quality introduced by the digital/mechanical manipulation trough the use of diverse analogue/manual recreations of each discrete frame. in the end, the symbolic representation of time is no longer readable but time and the mechanisms for representing and capturing it are felt all along the piece.
format:pal/stereo/color
duration:2 min
year:2005
technique:photographs, processed in a realtime programming environment and frame per frame animation
(charcoal on paper)
credits:
sound:miguel carvalhais

distribution:sixpackfilm
released onEssays on Radio: Can I Have 2 Minutes of Your Time? (DVD) www.cronicaelectronica.org