by David RIMMER
1974-1975 / 16mm / color / silent / 2S / 10' 00
« CANADIAN PACIFIC is a one-shot film, or rather one shot that is made up of a series of slowly dissolved shots done from the same camera angle, same framing, during a period of several weeks. Camera frames a window with a railway yard in the foreground, a bay in the sapce behind it, and misty mountains in the extreme distance (top part of picture). Trains occasionally pass by in the foreground. Huge ships move across the bay. Blue mists hover over the mountain heads. Very impeccably executed, very formal film. But its formalism is unimposing, like in a Hudson School painting. I'm looking forward to seeing it again. » - Jonas Mekas
"CANADIAN PACIFIC II is designed as a companion piece to CANADIAN PACIFIC I. Shot from a window two storeys higher and in the building adjacent to the artists's studio of the previous year, one enters into a dream state... an involvement with a vocabulary of seeing and feeling by subtle transitions of the passage of time." - Leonard Horowitz, Soho Weekly News.