Ryan Stec

2004, 02:34 minutes, colour


Sundown is a simple video which employs modern digital technologies to create a nostalgic aesthetic experience of a most Canadian subject, a sunset by a lake in the forest. As with all time-lapse film and video the work is interested in altering the viewer's experience of time and to concentrate the natural pace of life in order to highlight its rhythm. However, the accessibility of digital image technology has also allowed for a fragmentation of perception as a wide variety of perspectives are captured of a single experience. The effect of this fragmentation is to interrupt the natural flow, and to create a cycling effect through different views of the same moment in time.

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