WHY CLOUDS DON'T FALL OUT OF THE SKY
167 CAPTION'S OF TIME
Krugerplein 36A Amsterdam
For BERM’s FILM & FOTO EXPO Polly’s Picture Show has created a room filling presentation of an associative imagery research to ‘the perfect moment’.
This research contains highlights of individuals, like Philippe Petit who connected the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre with a tightrope or Nadia Comaneci, a gymnast awarded with a perfect score of 10, as well as rare natural phenomena or trivial historical moments. An associative working method led to a large collection of found (still and moving) images and texts.
The three media used in the presentation also each have a unique relationship to time. Thus the filmmaker, the writer and the photographer relate to the moment in a different way while creating a work. The photographer, for example, has to capture a moment immediately in order to not let it slip away, whereas the writer, while describing a moment, has the possibility to combine several elements and let thoughts ripen. And the same applies for you, the spectator. Whether you’re watching a video, looking at a picture or reading a text, time always plays a different role. While watching a video, time is predetermined, images replace each other continuously, but it’s up to you to decide how long you like to look at a photograph, and when to move on to the next moment.