Duration: 1/24 second
Black and white
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.