Time Bomb

1998 | 00:07:12 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Religion/Spirituality, Youth/Childhood

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Time Bomb tells the story of a young girl's experience at a Baptist retreat, where she is called upon to accept Jesus into her life after a coercive game of terror. This piece explores memory, the power of crowds, rituals of conversion, and the isolation of a child lost in the world of adults. Fear and family values motivate action and create an empty arena for escape. Visually, Time Bomb proceeds through a sequence of images that figure the "light" of memory as simultaneously revelatory and obscuring, constructive and destructive.

Time Bomb was created during an artist residency at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center designed to give artists and scientists working with new technologies the opportunity to collaborate.

This title is also available on O Night Without Objects.