SUSPENDED ANIMATION (2021-22)

Research project supported by the ACE Developing Your Creative Practice grant.

ATTIC WINDOWS OF THE INFINITE (2022)
Single Channel Film, HD Video from 35mm, 1:1, stereo


Attic Windows of the Infinite explores new analogue 3D stereoscopic techniques to create a depiction of a world trapped in loops of time -  concertinaing and folding between static and rapid movement. The viewer is invited to slip through the screen between the flickering pixels into an analogue-uncanny world of layers and dimensions. The film circles spatially through motionless scenes: birds held on the wind, waves frozen like ice, raindrops hovering, light rays solidified, gestures halted, movement rendered into tactile, solid sculptural forms. An unremarkable suburban stream becomes an otherworldly glade, a building site a Calvino-esque citadel. Everyday scenes are portals to this mysterious “other-realm”, where time acts on shifting scales. Suggestions of faces and figures are seen and quickly disappear. Field recordings looped back and forth, purposefully stretched out, distorted and thus suspending reality de-stabilising our sense of who and where we are.

"A thousand hungry eyes bent over the peepholes of the stereoscope, as though they were the attic windows of the infinite..." Baudelaire

Suspended Animation: 3D photography, short loops and the making of Attic Windows of the Infinite.



 

SEEING SOLID: STUDY 1 (2021)
Single Channel Film, HD Video from 35mm, 16:9, stereo

Work in progress film, screened at FlatPack Festival Coventry, Folkestone Fringe and Obscura exhibition in Nottingham

 

Attic Windows of the Infinite: A Cinema of Many Dimensions 
New forms in the work of Sapphire Goss

SEEING SOLID: STUDY 2 (2022)
Single Channel Film, HD Video from 35mm, 16:9, stereo

Work in progress film, to be finalised

 

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