Open Mind

Open Mind film still shows a burnt cube of oak
A 3-minute digitally constructed film, made by Kate Beaugié whilst studying perception during her MA in Fine Art. 

Kate laced together photographic stills taken of a burnt cube of oak. 

The idea was that the aperture of the camera was fully opened at the beginning of the film and each time the aperture was shut one stop, a shot was taken until there is no light entering the camera. Then it bursts back into full open aperture again, to make the contrast between the extremes. 

There are two journeys made from open to shut aperture. 

Kate was studying Eastern philosophy and the idea that all perception is illusion. The film also acts as a kind of meditation.

Photographic stills and film editing by Kate Beaugié

© Kate Beaugié 2012.