Everything looks beautiful in slow motion.

Sandiland, Nic (2010) Everything looks beautiful in slow motion. [Show/Exhibition]

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A window-based interactive installation set in the context of a shopping centre or high street shopping area. The installation takes a short 10-second video clips of pedestrians as they pass by the front of the window and subsequently replays the video in slow motion and black and white with an accompanying ambient soundtrack. Slow-motion and black and white are standard techniques often employed by the mainstream film industry to emphasise key moments of a narrative in cinema. This work utilises these tools to highlight the everyday actions of pedestrians as they pass through a shopping centre. It aims to elevate the validity of these mundane and often overlooked actions in a choreographic context. Everything Looks Beautiful in Slow Motion develops on investigations in the 1960s by visual artists such as The Boyle Family and choreographers Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forte who’s work often focused on representing the everyday actions of the public in an artistic context. Sandiland references these works and, through the employment of new-technology further questions the nature of the mundane in a 21st century media saturated society.

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  1. Everything looks beautiful in slow motion.
    • Location: High Chelmer shopping centre, Chelmsford.
    • Dates: 17-28 February 2010

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Part of a bid for joint projects to Arts Council England project funding (total just under £100K)
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts
Item ID: 4547
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Depositing User: Nic Sandiland
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2010 12:26
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:18
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/4547

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