Screening Notes for Time

  1. Power of Ten
    • 10 second step; small picnic —> city —> lake —> satellite view —> galaxy —> million light years (galaxy of stars) —> 100 million light years out —> emptiness —> starting point
    • 1024  (space) —> 10-4 (inside the skin) —> 10-11 inner space
    • Goes through scales, the smallest and largest scale look the same
    • 40 powers of 10

     

  2. Powers of Time
    • Journey through time
    • 1 microsecond —> trobostrophic photography
    • 10-10 —> beam of light traveling through an eye
    • World of quantum probability
    • Human generation —> a billion seconds
    • 1017.6 —> symbol of early universe

     

  3. The Psychology of Time 
    • Temptation (experiment with marshmallows and kids)
    • Religious reference to temptation (Adam and Eve) relates to time
    • Discussing people that are “Future Focused” vs “Present Focused” and how that effects their life and decision making
    • Paradox of time perspective
    • Understanding time perspectives
      • Time as a tool

     

  4. Pas de Deux
    • Present body —> present x past body
    • Time frames mimicking the dancer
    • Bodies mirroring each other
    • 2nd body enters creating a narrative
    • Bodies multiply, disappear, mimic/mirror
    • Light vs Dark
    • High contrast creates a stronger visual experience
    • Use of sound in the video as a way to highlight the narrative, keep viewers attention
    • Sound does not always match the movement
    • A journey through time
    • Movements turned into an abstraction as they are turned into individual time frames
    • Forms objectify time
    • Pas de deux – not two

     

  5. History of Japan 
    • Development of Japan
    • Religion
    • Government
    • Art and Literature
    • Military leaders
    • Samurai
    • Fight for power
    • Increase in population
    • Dutch influence
    • Westernization
    • WW1
    • League of Nations
    • WW2
    • Pearls Harbor
    • Hiroshima — long silence contrasted to the loud noise and fast pace to show the effect of the bomb on Japan and highlight its significance
    • Industrialization
    • Use of sound, pace, graphics

     

  6. Scavengers 
    • Space ship Vesta crashes
    • The two scavengers use what is around them (nature) to try and get back to normal life
    • Woman figures out a system to look into time
    • View of daily life in New York
    • Man vs Nature

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