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One Hundred Blinks

by Lindsay Perth
(full length version 1hr 8 min, web version 12min)

‘One Hundred Blinks’ is a film created during artist Lindsay Perth’s residency at NHS Forth Valley.

‘One Hundred Blinks’ is a collection of portraits. One hundred faces, aged 0 to 100, are shown in order of age, each face changing to the next during a blink. Filmed in close up with eyes in sharp focus each portrait is an individual with character, wisdom and vulnerability.

As a collection of faces, ‘One Hundred Blinks’ presents a reflective and meditative narrative that is essentially the human experience. The film progresses through the ages as each face changes, ending with the blink of the 100 year old which reveals the face of the new born baby once more.

Filmed in slow motion at 200 frames per second Perth attempts to slow down time and give us opportunity to gaze and celebrate each age and face with their uniqueness and humanity.

Filmed in Edinburgh and NHS Forth Valley, the artist wishes to thank those who took part in ‘One Hundred Blinks’ for their time and contribution.

Lindsay Perth – Director and Producer
Cameraman – Steven Cassidy
Cameraman – Andrew Begg
Sound – George Joseph Miller IV

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