A Cold Compress (2010)

Running time: 12:13
Native format: Quicktime MOV

A study on time, speed, light, and the compression of those three elements. A 16mm film projector (offscreen) pans its light across a studio, passing over a bouquet of yellow daisies. The 24fps flicker clashes with the 30fps recording by the video camera, creating a phasing pulsation in the light. The video repeats again and again, doubling in speed with each successive play until the length is only one frame.



Shorts by Blake Williams, Anthology Film Archives – New York City, NY

Pleats of Matter: The Films of Blake Williams, Acropolis Cinema – Los Angeles, CA

Anaglyphic Analogies: Films by Blake Williams, On Screen @ Blaffer – University of Houston, TX

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