Adam Magyar
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Stainless (Shinjuku)
Video 11:11
Courtesy of the artist
For Stainless, Magyar employs a high-speed camera to record his arrival by subway at a busy underground station in Tokyo. In the short space of time it takes for the train to come to a stop, Magyar has recorded enough files per second to stretch the video into eleven minutes. Unless moving very rapidly, the people filmed appear frozen, and our eye can recognize individuality in what would normally present itself as a blurred, faceless crowd.