Cloud[ed] Lenses is a 16-minute movie of an expanded sequence in time; an attempt to magnify and extend a brief moment.
Two animation sequences of the same event are being played out. The background movie is close to real time, but plays on a loop, fading more and more with each iteration. The foreground movie – what is captured within the spherical lenses – is extended time, playing through only once. While the piece begins as a recognizable cloudscape, it ends as an abstraction of fading circles.
The intended presentation scenario is an environment where people are engaged in other activities, occasionally perceiving the shift to abstraction.