Time Piece
Stansfield / Hooykaas, 1980, 10'34''

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An individual intervenes on nature; a man cuts the overgrown grass using a sickle. The camera zooms in on the chopped grass and scans the terrain in close up view. Extreme close ups of the grass act like a magnifying glass that explores the green carnage. The tip of a knife is also shown, in sharp contrast to the cut grass. The extreme close ups of grass and knife fade in and out of view. The sounds of hacking continue all throughout the video.

Netherlands Media Art Institute, Stefan Aquilina

  • Date: 1980
  • Length: 10'34''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: conceptual
  • Keywords: time, death, environment/ecology, movement