'The Train Effect'

 

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

'The Train Effect' contemplates notions of time through the history of the railway.

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 of 'The Train Effect', 4 minutes and 18 seconds 

A PDF of the text accompanies the video piece and 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