Bill Brand

Moment (1972) 16mm, black and white, 23.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

A view of a gas station is seen from inside, behind a multi-paneled tire ad display. In a 2.5 minute sequence, a simple series of normal gas station events is seen intermittently through the opening display. This sequence is then divided and rearranged 7 times in reverse order. Each time the divisions are greater in number (smaller in size) until finally the film appears to move smoothly backwards, divided by a single frame. The inspiration for the film as well as the title is derived from information theory. There, a 'moment' is defined as the shortest duration at which no distinction can be made between units of information. This work is a demonstration and exploration of the line between human information and machine information. It dynamically reveals film's basic unit, the frame.

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