Zeitspiel is a short experimental film that explores the relationship between time and space in an urban environment. The film makes me think of lonliness (especially in a crowd), sensory disruption/confusion and yet somehow there is a sense of comfort or perhaps it’s just acceptance.
The piece consists of a series of time lapse sequences shot on a trip to London one cold December day. Each sequence is a product of real time manipulation of the video image. Some sequences link video behaviour to properties of the sound track. In effect, individual video scenes were ‘performed’ and these were then edited together with minimal post-production. Although the outcome in this instance is a linear video, the material and composition technique could equally be used to create a performance or even an interactive installation.