Zero

“Zero” is one of a suite of three pieces that repurpose super-8 home movies from my childhood. In “Zero” I edited together all the zoom shots in all my family home movies into a continuous loop that doubles in speed with each repeat. Zooming is a common technique made easy by the presence of a zoom button on the movie camera, which adds emphasis to whatever happens to be in the center of the frame and attempts to close the distance between observer and observed. However, as the speed of the shots approaches asymptotic zero, it becomes clear that the camera is on a collision course with a subject it will never reach.