Recovery

A document of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company states that at 10:31 am on Sunday, December 2, 1883, local Winnipeg time was to be changed to the new Standard Time, or Central Time. Local Winnipeg time was exactly 29 minutes slower than the new Standard Time, and clocks had to be advanced accordingly.

Recovery—shot in Winnipeg, Canada, on December 2, 2000 between 10:31 am and 11 am—is a stationary view of what was once North America’s largest rail yard.

Housed inside a 40′ freight container—the type commonly used for cargo transportation via rail, truck or ship—the film is screened every 31 minutes past the hour.

As technologies, cinema and railways are of the same generation, having both profoundly influenced and irrevocably altered the perception of time and space.

2000
16mm film, colour, silent
29'
W2.65m x H2.65m x L13.5m