Agency of Time (Part 1b)

Director: Leighton Pierce

Institute History

  • 2009 Sundance Film Festival


Leighton Pierce is a filmmaker whose short films have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival. His approach to storytelling employs haunting images that distort time and space, sweeping audiences up in a wave of abstract imagery that offers clues to time, place, and subject. Pierce's mesmerizing work employs film, video, photography, and sound to create experiences in transformative time.

In his multichannel installation Agency of Time (Part 1b), Pierce creates painterly animations from long-exposure photography. The animations are then projected onto various surfaces that engage with the architecture of the space to create a moving-image environment that evokes awareness of point of view, time, desire, and memory.

Commissioned by A Project of Creative Capital and Sheldon Museum of Art

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier
  • Film Type: Artist
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 10 min.


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