Johannes Binotto: Practices of Viewing II: Pause

Pause is just a click away. The fact that on our devices we can pause a film whenever we want makes us forget how unsettling this actually is. Thinking about how dangerous it once has been when the images come to halt should help us to see this practice as subversive. The ability to pause doesn’t give us more control, but exposes both us and the medium to what we cannot fathom.