Delay is a small research piece; an over-simplification and an entertainment. The material of the study is time – cut and continuous, sound and vision, real and artificial. Delay identifies with the forced intimacy of the cinema and amplifies the uneasy proximity of audience. Its subject is the act of cinema, focused on the in-between.
The object is a compression of the space between a door and a window, a portrait and a landscape, scaled by the viewer. It is both monument and toy.
Cinema suggests that a window may be the “indecisive combination” of projection and screen, inverted by day or night. The fixed nostalgic aspect ratio – “an oblong opening” – offers order and economy while releasing the potential for continuity and montage within the Galway Picture Palace to rewind and fast forward time and space.
“Relayer” (title of film – project title ‘Delay’)
Director: Peter Maybury
Editors: Peter Maybury, Marie-Pierre Richard, David Donohoe
Sound: Peter Maybury
Audio Mastering: Stephen Quinn
© Image, text, sound 2008