Unsupported Transit

Unsupported Transit is set on a construction site in Shenzhen, the first of China’s Special Economic Zones, where a new stock exchange designed by Rem Koolhaas is being built. Against this monumental background, a story is told that begins with Eadweard Muybridge’s early sequential photographs and a commissioned work he carried out for the industrialist Leland Stanford before the famous horse pictures were produced. As the story moves on to a description of time-lapse photography and what Karl Marx described as the “abbreviated form of capital”—a form that makes capital appear to move of its own accord—unexpected correlations between economic paradigms and the evolution of image production become apparent and coincide in the film’s own imagery. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest 2013



Zachary Formwalt, NL 2011, 14 min