thalia hoffman film art

A Day in April

moving images, 2009, 1 min.

25 frames per second, is the maximum number of frames one second of video can contain. This is equivalent to the abundance of visual information each of us absorbs during the time she is awake. What we tend to call life is plainly those images we remembered during that time. These moving images shot during a day in April, and placed in the same order they were captured, perform to question this recollection of images and ask:

"Is not the involuntary recollection much closer to forgetting than what is usually called memory?"
(Walter Benjamin, On the Image of Proust, 1929)