︎ Miguel Escobar

186 Expectations

Crowd Portraits series

Two-channel video
Variable dimensions,
This two-channel video is the result of an editing process of a six-second excerpt of the movie “Week Democracy Week” (“La Semana de la Democracia”), produced by Los Hermanos Acevedo in 1945. In the original excerpt, a crowd looks in expectation at something out of the frame. This is shown in slow motion on the right channel. On the left channel, each individual of the crowd is shown. This results in a video that stretches the initial six seconds in almost forty minutes in which the viewer waits for the moment when something happens.

Excerpt of 186 Expectations