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Country: Mexi­co
For­mat: 35mm
Dura­tion: 1/24 second
Black and whi­te
Sound
2008

Synop­sis:

   Film is not move­ment; it is illu­sion of move­ment. This said, a film is redu­ced to scree­ning time: a sin­gle fra­me shot at 24 fps is expo­sed to light at 1/48th of a second but scree­ned twi­ce at the same speed each time, sum­ming up a 1/24th of a second expo­su­re to the viewer’s eye.
   This is a film that not only lasts a sin­gle fra­me ran at 1/24th of a second, but one in which the pur­po­se is defi­ned by the sin­gle fra­me itself: the clap­ping of a film sla­te for sound-ima­ge syn­chro­ni­za­tion in an attempt to unders­co­re, among other things, the infi­ni­tely divi­si­ble qua­lity of time in general.

QUOTED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS “…THE MOST SUBVERSIVE FILM OF ALL TIMES,” BY ALEXANDER HORWATH, DIRECTOR OF THE AUSTRIA FILMMUSEUM.

Stills:

«THE HORROR

THE TREACHERY OF TIME»