TIMED 1,2,3

by Takahiko IIMURA
1972 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 8' 00

TIMED 1, 2, 3(From MODELS, Reel 1,1972/2007,16mm/dvd, b/w,10min.15sec., sound)
My favorite section of Models - "Timed 1, 2, 3" - is a particularly effective interweaving of visuals and sounds. Visually, each section of the film is composed of 10-second spans of clear and dark leader, arranged in a progressive fashion so that at first there is more and more light and less darkness, then vice versa. During "Timed 1" a sound "bip" scratched directly onto the soundtrack is audible each second; in "Timed 2"
the sounds are audible every 10 seconds; and in "Timed 3" we hear them every 100 seconds, or at the halfway point and at the end... All in all, the number of interesting filmic explorations in the eight section of Models makes it one of Iimura's most impressive films. Scott MacDonald


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 26,00 €