Akeroyd Collection


Takahiro Inamori, akita, 2003-2004

A concrete overpass intersects the frame of this short film from the top right-hand corner to the bottom left. Supported by substantial concrete pillars, it appears to be a motorway or rail track raised high above the ground. The image is almost still, save for the slow drift of clouds passing from left to right. The film is silent, and a chain link fence completes the composition in the bottom section of the frame, accentuating the single-point perspective of the camera’s view. If the fence lends a sense of scale and distance, then the clouds passing lends a sense of time. The passing clouds are just perceptible in their movement, reaching a poetic, slow crescendo as they block out the sun’s light before ending.

Duration5 minutes 12 seconds