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4 min, colour, sound, 16mm
|The location for this film is a busy London park in summer time.
The camera remained stationary throughout the shooting process.
With the camera switched on, the film maker ran past, into the centre
of the frame and then away off into the distance. After ten seconds
had elapsed the camera was switched off . This procedure was repeated
until all of the film stock was used up. A hand clap, used to synchronise
the sound at the start of each take, was not edited out and appears
to cause the distant, tiny running figure to disappear. The frenetic
and repetitive rhythm of the film maker running away from his camera
contrasts with the ever-changing background of people leisurely
strolling through the park. Though the piece initially has the appearance
of a film loop, it becomes clear, as the film progresses, that it
is in fact a series of different takes.