21 February 2011

Lapse: online exhibition

"The technology [work with 3D, inverted camera position, subliminal techniques] and heavily mediated image allows the viewer to look at a slightly altered and dislocated version of the world that calls into question our daily relationship with the environments that we have created and engage with." Helen Sloan, Lapse 2011

Our latest online exhibition, Lapse, showcases the work of five artists who explore the possibilities of time-lapse techniques, including Inger Lise Hansen who made an intoxicating time-lapse work for AnimateTV in 2006.

We could also have included from the Animate Archive - the enigmatic landscapes of Cobra Mist by Emily Richardson, and also Sunset Strip by Kayla Parker, which although it isn't strictly a time-lapse technique is similar to Alistair Ruff's exhibited works in its use of a strict system based process to condense 365 sunsets into one animated work.

We'd like to know what experimental time-lapse works you've seen recently that have made you see the world anew - please share your suggestions via the comments box below and include URLs so we can check out the work.


  1. One of my favourites from the AP archive is the pleasingly lo-fi 15th February by Tim Webb which uses a bit of time lapse alongside stop frame and some sharp editing http://bit.ly/fziAKD

  2. Marcus Livingston21 February 2011 at 17:26

    Noah of course! 18 million views and counting...


  3. Yes, 15th February is a wonderful film and quite apt for this time of year.

    Think I'd also add, Semiconductor's Heliocentric would have to be one of the best examples of time-lapse I've seen recently - http://vimeo.com/8129736
    It's not often the sun takes centre stage

  4. I find "Proximity" fascinating in its simplicity! Our minds are so conditioned to make sense of movement they way we normally perceive it, that simply turning it upside-down can throw us into a new world.

    I use a lot of animated time-lapse integrated with drawings in "Conversing with Aotearoa", a documentary about New Zealand wilderness. Would love to hear what you think.


  5. The time-lapse looks stunning and really captures the vastness of the landscape. I particularly like the way you've captured and added to the scenes of the misty mountains making it all the more remarkable.

  6. Tim Webb's 15th February is amazing. My favourite in the Lapse exhibition is Marina. I like the way we are made to feel like a complete outsider in a usually really normal, common environment. With the added sound effects kind of taking away any human relation we have to what we see.

    I love the way time lapse is a technique that easily engages a number of people and holds purposes other than just artistic. There was a recent video for a campaign to raise awareness of aids which used time lapse to make it even more heart breaking. The video shows the deterioration of a lady with aids over the course of 90 days condensed into a minute and half...


    This time lapse was also floating around online last christmas of the New York blizzard, quite nice to make you realise the extent of something like snow storms which don't really relate to us as much...