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'The Train Effect'

Commissioned work for Didcot Railway Centre in 2022, supported by Arts&Heritage and funded by Arts Council England.

'The Train Effect' contemplates notions of time through the history of the railway. A pdf of the text can be downloaded below.

'Bual has produced a lyrical and free-associative text reflecting on a wide range of subjects that relate to time as linear, cyclical, cosmic, geological, political and abstract' - Ingrid Swenson

A bird's eye view of a hand-powered train turntable is shot from above resembling a huge clockface. Starting from a standstill two people rotate a 130 ton engine.

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A video still from 'The Train Effect', 4 minutes and 18 seconds Watch the video here

A version of this text was read at Artangel by Jordan Ajadi please see link here

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