Eleanor Suess

   

Film

Handmade

 

Drawings

 

Rooms

 

Buildings & Cities

 

Lumiere

 

Water

 

Bodies

 

Train Windows

SBB Line
Approach
Train Window Night 1
Teignmouth
Swiss Train 01
Swiss Train 02
Parallel
Bokeclipse
Carriage
Parallel Carriage

 

Video Paintings

 

Train Windows Carriage

The film draws out the uncanny nature of the experience of passing another train on parallel tracks at night, where the windows into the space of that other carriage are pools of light in a black void, offering portals into another world. Image and sound are slowed to 10% of “real” time (a temporal scale of 10:1), preserving and amplifying the uncanny quality of the fleeting experience. The soundtrack to that “other” space, is produced from the space of the carriage from which the camera, filmmaker, and viewer are located – snippets of conversation, rattles of the train, and automated announcements become an abstract roar. Without any provided narrative structure the half-formed images of the inhabitants of that other carriage take on their own narrative interpretation, and then are lost, into the night.