Films : Ferment : synopses

animate! synopsis

A momentary lapse of motion as Macmillan cuts a cross-section through the city’s day. Mobile photography or freeze film? Small epiphanies and the human trace whatever the terms.

long synopsis

In a quiet city square an old man clutches his chest and falls to the ground, and time stands still. We travel from the square, down streets, through buildings – the human condition unfolds in glimpses of frozen moments.

Tim Macmillan pioneered ‘time-slice’ techniques as a student at Bath Academy of Art and the Slade School. He has used it in a diverse range of works, including gallery installation, natural history, commercials and feature films.