Time Slice, the plan graph of cohesion between space and time.
Time Slice is a research project focused on finding alternative ways of representing the relationship between image and time. The author, Daniel Crooks (New Zealand artist based in Melbourne), has developed a technique very personal thanks to which, starting from still images or moving, produces photo prints and video composed of a series of fragments (slice) superimposed artfully with each other and tend to represent a continuum of space / time. The basic procedure provides that the images recorded by a digital camera, in a given period of time, are divided into a series of segments; several pixels wide and representatives a second time. At the end of all these fragments are assembled into long vistas or video sequences. Images are produced, for example, filming from a tram or a train that runs through the streets of Melbourne, or holding the camera stops at a place and capturing the movement of people and vehicles that animate the streets of the city. The resulting distortion (the images are often elongated, flowing sequences sometimes hiccups sometimes fluidly) suggest the complexity of moving through time and space and evoke the rhythms of the city as a real space in which life flows. The ratio between the width of the fragment of the image, the angle of the frame and the temporal sequence of the fragments determines "the plan of cohesion", namely the distance from the medium (camera) in which the objects are combined to generate a 'image that refers to a new perception of depth of field space and time. The logic of the traditional and still photo from the video sequence are subverted by the succession of multiple frames. Crooks continuously plays hide and to cross the boundary line between still and moving images, creating a new narrative that seems to underline, through the manipulation of digital images from the urban everyday life, such as life in itself is conditioned In Rome and manipulated. The research conducted with the project Time Slices recalls the experiments on the representation of movement in the painting of the Futurists and Balla in particular. Is in fact identical to the breakdown voltage of the movement in the later stages and the representation of extended moment we perceive time and space as a whole indistinguishable.