16 Minutes Lost

2000, 16:54 min, color, sound

At first glance, Baldino's "16 Minutes Lost" is the perfect portrayal of scatterbrainedness, testament to the clutter of modern living and the inevitable failings of manmade systems. For sixteen dizzy minutes, we are caught up in the frenzy of futile searches through cluttered handbags and standing files, looking for everything from finger slings to a book about sexual positions. That we never stop long enough to round out the context of each search, that neither faces nor names accompany the seekers, points to Baldino's continued provocation of the principles of narrative structure.

Editor: David Chmura.