Derek Taylor


[s]pan I 2009, super 8, 3:10

A pan from right to left, the film is a continuous exploration of horizontal space, traversing several locations of a New England landscape. Looking for a common “line” through which to view the landscape, the filmmaker visited gritty industrial spaces, run-down buildings, interstate highways, austere boatyards, and lonely power substations, in a temporal experiment involving one roll of super 8 film, filmed in-camera. The images interact with a disordered soundtrack, which consists of radio transmissions, interference, and electronic noise, in direct contrast to the fluid movements of the camera. A meditation on permanence and transience.