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 newborn baby once more. Filmed in slow motion at 240 frames per second it is an attempt to slow down time and give us the opportunity to gaze and celebrate each age and face with their uniqueness and humanity.