Powers of Ten™ (1977)

I though this was a very interesting film, in terms of its rhythm, music, interface and narration. I think it is beautiful when the video is reversed and goes from one very large scale to a very small one (really small). I think the simple way the film tells its story makes it very powerful and easy to get into and you have comfort in expectation of things getting bigger but also the twist when the get infinitely smaller.

The narration is also quite good and speaks about the common ground in patterns between the bigger and smaller scales. The square has another presence and acts as an indicator and tool of measurement in the film.

I saw this film for the first time last night at The NOW gallery on the Greenwich Peninsula. Artist Robert Orchardson has a very interesting installation there and more films selected along with this one in the gallery’s cinema. Worth a visit.http://nowgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/robert-orchardson-aperture/

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