Identical Time

1997, 14:21 min, color, sound

Identical Time is an exploration of isolation within an urban environment. With skilled visual manipulations, Cho transforms images of a graffiti-marred subway window and the reflection of a subway car as it traverses a station into moments of sheer enigmatic beauty. This image mantra is further heightened by Stephen Vitiello's poignant soundtrack, in which auditory unpredictability mirrors human experience.

Soundtrack: Stephen Vitiello (Guitar, Processing), Ursula Wiskoski (Cello). Sound Mix: Chris Burke, Mercer Street Sound, NYC. Excerpts from poem "Identical Time" by Octavio Paz, translated by Elliot Weinberger, New Directions Publishing Corp., NY, 1990. Producer: Namsik Kim. Studio 90125