Portrait in Time

video loop, 5 minutes

 

Paying homage to early photographic portraiture, with long exposures to create a single frame, this "portrait in time" extends the single moment into a duration that is uncertain to the viewer. The viewer experiences the subject moving in time, however the subject lived through a series of non-continuous portraits, disconnected from one another. The illusion of movement is created by hiding the "cut" of an edit, and relying on the viewer's own piecing of imagery together. The rupture in communal time between viewer and subject leaves one unsure of what medium it is they are watching, and points to the difficulty of conceptualizing or collectively experiencing time together.