EN - This film was shot using a digital high-speed camera from a moving subway car entering the station. The result is an endless shot of people on a platform passing by in slow motion. The tranquil movement of the camera and stillness of the people portrayed give room for a hypnotic chain of thoughts and associations. The platform seems to have been transformed into a stage on which people's small gestures and simple routines become a performance.

FR - Le film a été tourné à partir d’un wagon de métro qui entrait dans la station, utilisant une caméra à mémoire ultra rapide. Le résultat donne un mouvement continu de personne traversant la station de métro au ralenti. Le mouvement tranquille de la caméra et le silence des personnes qui sont représentées, laisse la place à une chaîne hypnotique de pensées et d’associations. La station de métro semble s’être transformée en scène sur laquelle les petits gestes du quotidien et la routine se transforment en performance.


Title Public Figures
Status Completed
Category Experimental
Year 2007


Photography Erik Olofsen
Editing Erik Olofsen

Technical specs

Running time film 23'
Release format hig speed digital camera
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour


Supported by

Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Dutch Film Fund


2008: CanariasMediaFest, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. 1st prize for video art / Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany. The Golden Cube for best installation

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Last edited on 18 February 2018

Short info

Director Erik Olofsen
Producers Ravit Bechor


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