Stare Out (Blink)

1998

Islam, Runa
Runa Islam's work has developed out of her interest in methods of film making, in particular narrative sequences and the illusory nature of the medium. Intense observation underpins much of her work, and in 'Stare Out (Blink)' a young woman gazes intently at the viewer before she suddenly disappears, leaving her imprint on the viewer’s retina. This positive/ negative image can be related to the methods in which film materialises its immaterial sources.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 3 minutes
  • Edition: 1/3
  • Material description: 16mm film
  • Credit line: © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Jay Jopling/White Cube, London.
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC9/2005

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