Time Unfolding - a DVD and online micro-site - is a curated selection of film and video works commissioned and produced by Picture This 2000 - 2007.
"Whilst the subject matter explored within these Picture This commissions are diverse, all reveal an engagement outside expected frames of reference. This is not to suggest that the works featured do not have an autobiographical element, indeed the artist sometimes becomes an integral part of work: draughtsman, trespasser or Hollywood maid." Lucy Reynolds
The anthology was curated by the writer, artist and film programmer Lucy Reynolds and includes single screen works by art + power, Dryden Goodwin, Sarah Miles, Michael Curran, Harold Offeh, Monika Oechsler, Emily Wardill and Rosalind Nashashibi.
Observation of group interaction and social rituals are the starting points for Nashashibi, who primarily uses 16mm film.
Emily Wardill was the first Bristol Mean Time artist in residence at Picture This.
This essay was commissioned specially for the Time Unfolding DVD and looks at Picture This' relationship with the artists it commissions.
Harold Offeh has worked with Picture This to develop new works, devise programmes and to select Small Wonders artists.
Picture This has worked with art + power over almost 20 years to produce moving image works with the organisation and its members.
This introductory course highlights the key ideas and approaches that have emerged over a century of film and video art.