IF YOU STAND WITH YOUR BACK TO THE SLOWING OF THE SPEED OF LIGHT IN WATER

by Julie MURRAY
1997 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 18' 00




Images from an aerial tram leaving Manhattan are followed by images of a nearly static bird, of bugs fighting, and of light bending as it passes through glass. Near the film's end the tram lands in Manhattan, as if it had reversed direction; as in all of Murray's films, the images and the editing can pull several ways at once. There are no absolutes, and even the light by which we see is altered by the material it passes through." – Fred Camper

"The film aims to illuminate a vital sense innate to perception where inversion is counterbalance and focal myopia the articulation of space". – Julie Murray

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 58,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 58,00 €