24 monitors placed in a circle (resembling a looped strip of film) are digitally synchronised to play the same footage with a one-frame delay between each. Hundreds of film clips showing actors taking flash photographs are edited together to create a pulse of light that spins through the screens, simultaneously destroying and creating scenes. 20th and 21st Century technologies combine in a circular format that references the 19th Century Zoetrope, a device that allowed perception of the mechanisms behind its animated illusions. Cinema removed this wider frame of perception, but it can now be reintroduced through digital technology.
24 Times is a light and audio installation as much as a video work- the flashing light picks out the gallery visitors, casting their shadows onto the walls like primitive animations. The sound of the flashes, clipped by repetition across the monitors creates a mechanical, firecracker noise that punctuates the kinetic motion.