A Collection of Slow Happenings



2016
video and sculpture installation
video durations variable
dimensions variable


A Collection of Slow Happenings is a reaction to the western obsession with productivity. The project plays on the cult of speed and fear of wasting time reflected in the treatment of temporal structure in new media. Vehicle headrests with built-in video screens placed on stands are arranged in a cluster similar to a waiting room. Each screen displays a super slow motion video shot in 960fps depicting unexciting and subtle movements (a walking tortoise, the sky, ect.). Objects normally reserved for entertainment, and passing time quickly on long drives, have been repurposed to illustrate the existential reality of spending time focusing on a small display screen.