Time Machines

Louise Manifold

Description

Triggered by what the artist felt as a collision between her unconscious memory and cinematic representation, Time Machines explores the relationship between two redundant watchtowers perched on the edge of the west coast of Ireland. Each watch tower comes from a different era, one from the Napoleonic, the other dating to the Second World War. These two outmoded forms of surveillance sit on the edge of a world they were designed to guard and, to the artist, appear to be watching each other; caught between the position of viewer and viewed, of subject and object, they are intruders in an invented landscape of anxiety and the occult beyond order.

Details
Title

Time Machines

Year

2015

Creator

Louise Manifold

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Essay, formal, film

Subject

Landscape; entropy; memory

Language

None

Duration

00:05:10

Original format

Film 16mm

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour/B&W

Sound

Sound

Rights

Louise Manifold

Artist website

http://www.louisemanifold.com

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/124540596