by Stephanie MAXWELL
2003 / color / sound / 1S / 5' 30

The spiral - like structure and unbroken momentum of the film/mussical composition are somewhat suggestive to the artists of intersecting streams (or 'ribbons') of time. The concept is not simply the familiar (although perhaps illusory) forward, linear 'march' of clock time, but rather a nexus in which backwards time (e.g. , dreams, recollections together of segments of time are equally prominent.

The visuals are animations and manipulations of hand-painted 35mm motion picture film, small objects, copier art, and liquid mixtures that are extensively interwoven and layered in digital post production.

The principal sound sources of the music are generic samples (digitized recordings of instrumental and vocal tones and of environmental sounds such as ice cubes and ping pong balls). However, in resynthesis the spectral structures (tones colors) of these sounds often have benne retooled and their attack and decay articulations have been altered.

Time Streams is a collaborative work, from concept through realization.


distribution format Betacam SP
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 23,00 €