Spend 1 minute with 60 people

Artist: Tan Tan

Category :Experimental film/Documentary


Production year:2007

Participation of festivals, exhibitions:

  • Collisions in Forms": Experimental Videos from Shanghai and Beijjing, USA, November, 2008
  • MECOOON 2007 (Free Cinema) Ideas Festival, Shanghai, July
  • China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi, China, September2008
  • "Destilando territorios communes - Revealing Common Territories" international art exhibition, Palacio Consistorial, Murcia, Spain, October2008
  • 3rd Beijing Independent Film Festival, Beijing, China, November2008
  • Korean Experimental Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea, April, 2009
  • 2nd 5.4 International Young Art Festival (Experimental Film section), Beijing, May, 2009.
  • 43th Tampere Film Festival-"Retrospective of Tan Tan", Tampere, Finland, March2013
  • "Lost in Home"Tan Tan Moving Image Exhibition+Improvised Music Concert, Jiali Gallery, Beijing, China, July, 2013
  • "Lost In Home"Tan Tan Experimental Film/Video Art, CCD Workstation, Beijing, China, August, 2013

This is an experimental film, or a documentary of a performance art.

1 minute is counted by 60 people’s voices. Most of the 60 people don’t know each other, and even won’t know in their life that they have ever shared 1 minute together.

This “1 minute” symbolizes any instant in one’s life. I found all the people randomly, but the result was planned before. In the last section, which is the most important part of the film, I put some sound of sea in accompany of the image of clock, like the current waves are forming the eternal sea…