Alex Gawronski's new installation uses live video and model trains to explore ideas
about speed and cinema, technology and time. The first film publicly screened, in 1895,
was of a steam engine arriving at a train station. One report was that the audience was
so shocked by the
reality of this new medium that they fled in fear.
While much time has passed since then, contemporary digital technology remains haunted
by the ghosts of early cinema and mechanical locomotion. Gawronski's work overlaps
expansive cinematic and mechanical concepts of time and space as linear and immersive
with the experience of digital technology, which tends towards "miniaturisation,
mobility and interchange".