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Rosalind Nashashibi

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

For Rosalind Nashashibi a short film lasts a little over three minutes, a long one less than twelve. Shot with a windup 16 mm Bolex camera and subsequently transferred to DVD, her films share a measured rhythm that is due less to the shifting pace of the mundane human pursuits they typically record than to a steady succession of individual shots, usually taken from a static viewpoint, of more or less twenty seconds’ duration. This rhythm appears to be partly an artifact of her preferred camera’s technical limitations (she uses three-minute reels with a maximum shot length of twenty-eight seconds) and partly the result of intuitive editing. This formal spontaneity, allied with a restrained empathy, has allowed Nashashibi, winner of last year’s Beck’s Futures award for emerging British artists, to produce over the past three or four years a series of films shot in different locations that

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