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   A Slow Still Dying  , 2005 video 10 minutes 40 seconds (silent and in real time) for Karen Beckman © Brent Wahl  “The camera’s rendering of reality must always hide more than it discloses, understanding is based on how it functions, and functioning takes place in time, and must be explained in time. Only that which narrates can make us understand”. (Brecht)  In contrast, Susan Sontag when she says,  “Photographs, which cannot explain anything, are inexhaustible invitations to deduction, speculation, and fantasy”.  Instead of separating the traditional notions of time-based imagery and still photography, this piece combines the two. Shot in real time, my goal is to derail the viewer’s perceptions, and to make them unsure about what they are actually seeing. 

A Slow Still Dying, 2005
video 10 minutes 40 seconds (silent and in real time) for Karen Beckman
© Brent Wahl

“The camera’s rendering of reality must always hide more than it discloses, understanding is based on how it functions, and functioning takes place in time, and must be explained in time. Only that which narrates can make us understand”. (Brecht)

In contrast, Susan Sontag when she says,  “Photographs, which cannot explain anything, are inexhaustible invitations to deduction, speculation, and fantasy”.

Instead of separating the traditional notions of time-based imagery and still photography, this piece combines the two. Shot in real time, my goal is to derail the viewer’s perceptions, and to make them unsure about what they are actually seeing. 

A Slow Still Dying, 2005
video 10 minutes 40 seconds (silent and in real time) for Karen Beckman
© Brent Wahl

“The camera’s rendering of reality must always hide more than it discloses, understanding is based on how it functions, and functioning takes place in time, and must be explained in time. Only that which narrates can make us understand”. (Brecht)

In contrast, Susan Sontag when she says,  “Photographs, which cannot explain anything, are inexhaustible invitations to deduction, speculation, and fantasy”.

Instead of separating the traditional notions of time-based imagery and still photography, this piece combines the two. Shot in real time, my goal is to derail the viewer’s perceptions, and to make them unsure about what they are actually seeing. 

A Slow Still Dying, 2005
video 10 minutes 40 seconds (silent and in real time) for Karen Beckman
© Brent Wahl

“The camera’s rendering of reality must always hide more than it discloses, understanding is based on how it functions, and functioning takes place in time, and must be explained in time. Only that which narrates can make us understand”. (Brecht)

In contrast, Susan Sontag when she says,  “Photographs, which cannot explain anything, are inexhaustible invitations to deduction, speculation, and fantasy”.

Instead of separating the traditional notions of time-based imagery and still photography, this piece combines the two. Shot in real time, my goal is to derail the viewer’s perceptions, and to make them unsure about what they are actually seeing. 

A Slow Still Dying, 2005
video 10 minutes 40 seconds (silent and in real time) for Karen Beckman
© Brent Wahl

“The camera’s rendering of reality must always hide more than it discloses, understanding is based on how it functions, and functioning takes place in time, and must be explained in time. Only that which narrates can make us understand”. (Brecht)

In contrast, Susan Sontag when she says,  “Photographs, which cannot explain anything, are inexhaustible invitations to deduction, speculation, and fantasy”.

Instead of separating the traditional notions of time-based imagery and still photography, this piece combines the two. Shot in real time, my goal is to derail the viewer’s perceptions, and to make them unsure about what they are actually seeing. 

   A Slow Still Dying  , 2005 video 10 minutes 40 seconds (silent and in real time) for Karen Beckman © Brent Wahl  “The camera’s rendering of reality must always hide more than it discloses, understanding is based on how it functions, and functioning takes place in time, and must be explained in time. Only that which narrates can make us understand”. (Brecht)  In contrast, Susan Sontag when she says,  “Photographs, which cannot explain anything, are inexhaustible invitations to deduction, speculation, and fantasy”.  Instead of separating the traditional notions of time-based imagery and still photography, this piece combines the two. Shot in real time, my goal is to derail the viewer’s perceptions, and to make them unsure about what they are actually seeing. 
   A Slow Still Dying  , 2005 video 10 minutes 40 seconds (silent and in real time) for Karen Beckman © Brent Wahl  “The camera’s rendering of reality must always hide more than it discloses, understanding is based on how it functions, and functioning takes place in time, and must be explained in time. Only that which narrates can make us understand”. (Brecht)  In contrast, Susan Sontag when she says,  “Photographs, which cannot explain anything, are inexhaustible invitations to deduction, speculation, and fantasy”.  Instead of separating the traditional notions of time-based imagery and still photography, this piece combines the two. Shot in real time, my goal is to derail the viewer’s perceptions, and to make them unsure about what they are actually seeing.