This exhibition presents three films by the artist – Horse (2012), Crowd(2013) and Cathedral (2013). The films are made up of a vast number of Stezaker's personal collection of film stills, postcards and images from racehorse catalogues. They comprise discontinuous still images which are re-photographed and projected at 24 frames per second, without sound.
These ‘still films’ are anything but still. According to perceptual psychology, we are cognitively blind to individual film frames projected at this speed. The cinematic image is visible here only because of the overall continuity of frames shown at quick succession, therefore creating an illusion of movement.
The resulting films show a mind-blowing spectacle of fractured and multiple images, which after a while, settle into a series of dreamlike after-images, memorably imprinted on our vision.