How do movie-makers intensify the drama of a
scene? From Seven Samurai to Raging Bull the slow motion take has been used to push our emotional buttons and rewire our aesthetic response to the onscreen action.
Such is the language of Nic Sandiland's interactive installation. A short snapshot of street life is recorded as pedestrians pass by a shopfront window. The scene is then played back in monochrome slow-mo to an accompanying soundtrack.
In an instant our unconscious and often overlooked actions are transformed, elevating the mundane and the everyday to a choreographic context, because, as everyone knows, Everything Looks Beautiful in Slow Motion...