StartPoint Prize 2015

Sam Smith

"In the past there was the horizon: a stable paradigm for orientation; a tool of modernity; a boundary to perception; and a constant reference point from which to hang ideas of time, space, subject and object. Slow Fragmentation (2015) re-documents the fictional sites of Alain Resnais’ Last Year at Marienbad (1961) as the ground on which to examine a shift towards vertical perspective and a destabilisation of human-centric gaze. The video seeks to posit links between cinematic framing and the historical cultivation of landscape." (sam smith)