The second reading informed this piece. It focused on the fluidity of time, particularly under psychological distress. According to the reading, one feels time slow down when in fear.
My cinema graph explores this theory, however, through the emotion of sadness. The subject is stuck in a depressive episode, where she feels time slow, as if it will never end. The subject was edited to stay still using a layer mask, while the ball rolls back and forth in a loop. The ball features a yellow smiley face for an added element of irony.