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Wings of Time DVD
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Film maker: Thomas Newton
1 disc, Region free, 15 minutes
A passage from ‘Tristram Shandy’ is the spark of inspiration for this visual exploration of the perception of time. In previous work ‘Flatland’ and ‘Wingbeats’, Newton has treated time as physical matter rather than as abstract concept. Here he turns his meditations to the village of Coxwold where Sterne lived whilst writing ‘Tristram Shandy’, and especially to St. Michael’s Church where Sterne was appointed vicar in 1970.
Physically affected by its people, animals and weather, the Coxwold of today and Sterne’s Coxwold co-exist as time becomes as tangible and visual as the cogs of St. Michael’s clock.
The ‘light clouds of a windy day’, the twist of a lock of hair, the dance steps of children or a fallen leaf trapped in a stream- through these images we can experience time from a different angle and break our perception of it as a linear phenomenon.