Fast forwarding – nothing is as despised and as omnipresent among those in love with cinema. But what if we consider the speeding up of film as a reflexive practice that connects contemporary media consumption with the experimental beginnings of cinema before standardization. Instead of making our viewing quicker the acceleration of moving images can make them more complex, revealing what was always at their center but invisible to human perception.
(The first of a series of video essays on post-cinematic viewing practices. Developed in conjunction with an article series on the subject for filmbulletin.)