45 Seconds

May 2004

Supported by The Greenwall Foundation

“45 Seconds” is a collection of discrete, explicitly timed experiences or happenings, each with a clear beginning and endpoint, presented in an interface with video, graphics and sound. It explores the perception of time duration and attention in chunked, timed and labeled experience. Sound drives the interface and organization of the piece. A quantized or metric sound grid, based on the “ticking off” of the duration of each event, is embedded in all interactions with the piece and superimposed on each video. Both video and sound were recorded in New York City.

This Flash work has been emulated with Conifer by the Electronic Literature Lab in June 2021. To view this emulation click here.


Flash plugin, sound on.