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Brief encounter
2008

DVD - single screen projection - 4’28s -

This is what happened when my penchant for contemplation induced a triple chance encounter, between a snail a fly and the stillness of my camera.

I was in Austria, in the bohemian woods of Neufelden, walking downstream from an impressive dam built by the Russians in the 1940s. Perhaps overwhelmed by the scale of it all, I found myself on my fours.

I often use the video function of my still digital camera, more appropriate to document the various layers of time contained within the frame; in this case, the flow of water running downstream, the pace of a snail on the move, the flying speed of an Austrian fly and the stillness of my contemplative gaze.

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