Rachel Reupke - 10 Seconds or Greater

Formally based on the production of royalty-free stock footage, 10 Seconds or Greater maps the logical progression of a director through a check list of popular scenarios designed to illustrate such commercially lucrative concepts as ‘communication’, ‘relaxation’ and ‘healthy life-style’.

Four young actors, two women and two men, good-looking, slim and sensibly dressed, perform a series of domestic rituals in their ready furnished new build apartment. From shot to shot, drinking red wine, preparing food, using wireless technology and working out, progressive variations in role and nuance of social convention are played out while superficially mirroring contemporary trends and popular symbols of personal and professional success.

Compiled as an ‘assembly edit’ of shots, long fluid camera movements remain whole, leaving visible all available material. The result is a film whose attention wanders between action and art direction, laying equal emphasis on props, performance, emotional and technical content.

With an original R&B score by Simon and Matt Ward.

10 Seconds or Greater was commissioned by Picture This and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) as part of the Bristol Mean Time Residency.

Associated Event: Rachel Reupke in conversation with Marina Vishmidt
Thu 11 Feb 2010, 6.30-8.30pm

Rachel Reupke will be in conversation with writer Marina Vishmidt followed by a screening of works that have influenced the making of 10 Seconds or Greater. Drinks and refreshments provided.
Rachel Reupke - 10 Seconds or Greater

Event Title: Rachel Reupke - 10 Seconds or Greater
Postcode: Island, Bristol BS1 6UU
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