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The Time Machine in Alphabetical Order

Thomson & Craighead MORE INFO

2010 
video, 1h43mins      

A re-edit of the classic 1960's film with every word put into alphabetical order. The arbitrary use of a system of classification enables a kind of time travel is attempted through the reclamation and distortion of the movie's original timeline. The work’s ‘contained editing technique’ also refers to the literary-artistic movement Oulipo, which generates works through the use of ‘constrained writing techniques’.

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2010 
video, 1h43mins      

A re-edit of the classic 1960's film with every word put into alphabetical order. The arbitrary use of a system of classification enables a kind of time travel is attempted through the reclamation and distortion of the movie's original timeline. The work’s ‘contained editing technique’ also refers to the literary-artistic movement Oulipo, which generates works through the use of ‘constrained writing techniques’.