A Moment Twice Lived explores our perception of the passage of time through the subjective experience of memory, aging and dreaming. The circuitous narrative focuses on a fleeting moment when a lone character studies the surface of a painting and begins to sense she has seen the image before. As the character becomes absorbed in the painting’s composition she begins to experience dual realities and the composition becomes visualised as a parallel film shoot in which she performs the lead role. The narrative oscillates between the two inter-connected scenes and the distinction between past, present and future becomes increasingly blurred, creating an impression of time that is distorted.
(text source: Crawford Gallery collection)
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