Clapping & Now Washing Your Hands

by Hamlyn, Nicky

Video 2006

Original format
Video
Screens
2
Exhibition
Moving Frame, Royal College of Art, London, 2006

"The starteing point for these two combined pieces arose from the fact that camcorders record sync-sound with picture, unlike film, where, traditionally, sound has always been recorded separately. I am interested in the way the frame is understood as a spatial element in a time based sequence, whereas sound is only temporal. However, when editing video on a timeline, sound is measured in frames, on account of each frame of sound accomanying a corresponding frame of picture. Obviously, though, the two things are not the same. Both works turn on the differences between a frame of picture and frame of sound, and the different senses of time and continuity that arise. In 'Clapping' all the frames except the one where hands meet and make a sound have been removed. Times has been condensed. In 'Now Wash Your Hands' frames of video and sound have been extended, with very different results."- NH

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