2001, 3:12 min, color, sound

An exploration in mood and tone, 1 is a montage of image, music, and language. Against a split-screen study of New York beat cops, Silver presents a sentence, drawn out in single words over the course of the piece. Through subtle word repetition, she alters what would appear to be a unified sentence; this, in addition to the doubled image, calls the work's title into question. Where lies the unity in this work, or any motion picture — to what extent does it exist in the mind of the viewer?