Iran - Zeinab Shahidi gallery image
Zeinab Shahidi: Artificial Respiration, 2011. Video, 1:34 min, image courtesy the artist and OtherIS.

This video shows a close-up of a man's face; he is looking at the camera and blinking. The consistency of this persistent gaze makes you wonder if the continuity of this action is a simulation. The artist's intention is to create a moving, breathing image out of a recorded moment. She projected the video loop on the wall, and reshot the projected digital video with a 16 mm film camera in black and white, with a 45-degree angle. The sound comes from a 35 mm photo camera's shutter.