Slow Volumes

35mm / color / sound / 4.5min.

A motion study of passing time. Shot using a hand-built camera, 35mm film is drawn past a thin vertical aperture, organizing the image temporally. Familiar objects dissolve into abstract lines unless in motion past the lens, their shape determined not by their physical features but in the speed of their movement.

Special thanks to Hannah Givler for helping to design and build the camera, to Julian Antos and the Chicago Film Society for supplying the parts, and to Vincent Terlizzi and Colorlab for their work on the print.

Thanks to Mary Helena Clark, David Dinnell, Jessica Bardsley, and Traci Hercher.