Keyframe

Colin Martin

Description

‘There are a thousand ways to point a camera, but really only one.’ Ernst Lubitsch Keyframe is a film installation filmed at the Irish Film Archive, Dublin. It is a multi-screen installation with a number of synchronised sequences. Each sequence begins with a wide frame and moves towards a close-up of a photograph taped to the opposite wall. The sequences move from these two key positions in different cinematic movements – zoom, slow track, dissolves, hand held, edits and blow up, gradually revealing more information about the space. The work makes reference to Michael Snows seminal Structuralist film ‘Wavelength’ 1967. Keyframe investigates the phenomenon of tweening, an animation term that describes the perceptual leap that exists between two static film frames. It explores the archive as a repository for the crystallisation of historical record. When is something regarded as ‘key’ and does its significance depend on its relationship to framing and position?’

(Text sourced from http://www.colinmartinartist.com/index.php?/exhibitions/keyframe/ on Dec 17th 2016)

Details
Title

Keyframe

Year

2014

Creator

Colin Martin

Medium

Moving Image, Installation

Form

Short

Genre

Loop, Reflexive, Structural

Subject

Film archives, Irish Film Institute, Observation

Language

No dialogue

Duration

5 minutes

Original format

Digital HD Video

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: Colin Martin

Artist website

http://www.colinmartinartist.com

Link to work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IwTjYcnHgM