One Hundred Blinks


[ Trailer version 18 min, selected ages. Full length version 1hr 8 min ]

One Hundred Blinks is a film created during an arts residency at NHS Forth Valley 2011-13.

One Hundred Blinks is a collection of portraits. One hundred faces, aged 0 to 100, are shown in order of age, each face changing to the next during a blink. Filmed in close up with eyes in sharp focus each portrait is an individual with character, wisdom and vulnerability. As a collection of faces, One Hundred Blinks a reflective and meditative narrative that is essentially the human experience. The film progresses through the ages as each face changes, ending with the blink of the 100 year which reveals the face of the new born baby once more. Filmed in slow motion at 200 frames per second it is an attempt to slow down time and give us opportunity to gaze and celebrate each age and face with their uniqueness and humanity.

Further documentation and background is at www.onehundredblinks.org

Current screenings:

Kirkcaldy Galleries
Sun 31 May, 2015
Part of the Portraits+ exhibition which supports the Artist Rooms’ exhibition on the work of American photographer, Diane Arbus.  See Portraits+ for more info.

The film has been presented in several forms including large outdoor film projection, gallery installation and cinema spaces.

Outdoor Projection on NHS Forth Valley. Photo by Peter Dibdin

Outdoor Projection on NHS Forth Valley. Photo by Peter Dibdin

Outdoor Projection on NHS Forth Valley. Photo by Peter Dibdin

Outdoor Projection on NHS Forth Valley. Photo by Peter Dibdin

Outdoor Projection on National Gallery of Scotland, December 2014. Photo by Pete Dibdin

Outdoor Projection on National Gallery of Scotland, December 2014. Photo by Peter Dibdin

Outdoor Projection on National Gallery of Scotland. Photo by Peter Dibdin

Outdoor Projection on National Gallery of Scotland. Photo by Peter Dibdin

Filmed in Edinburgh and NHS Forth Valley, many thanks to those who took part in ‘One Hundred Blinks’ for their time and contribution.

Director and Producer – Lindsay Perth
Cameraman – Steven Cassidy
CameramanAndrew Begg

SoundGeorge Joseph Miller IV