Two Sweeps


Dir. Pat O'Neill, 16mm Color Silent 00:10:00

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Originally presented as a continuous-loop installation. The event on the screen is symmetrical in time: it consists of two pendulums slowing to rest, one seen in forward time and the other upside-down and backward. Kinetic energy seems to transfer from one to the other. As the pendulum's rate of movement increases, its interaction with the background changes, and both the object and its surrounding field appear to change in a number of different ways. (Source: Canyon Cinema catalog, 2000)