Creating a visual fingerprint of an entire movie
Created in 2004 and acquired for the MoMA permanent collection in 2008, Cinema Redux creates a single visual distillation of an entire movie; each row represents one minute of film time, comprised of 60 frames, each taken at one second intervals. The result is a unique fingerprint of an entire movie, born from taking many moments spread across time and bringing all of them together in one single moment to create something new.
Film students, academics and obsessives with time on their hands may use Dawes's grids to postulate new theories about the language of film.
— John Walters, The Guardian
Cinema Redux has been featured in several exhibitions: Design and the Elastic Mind at MoMA, New York in 2008, Action! Design Over Time also at MoMA in 2010, Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester in 2012 and Big Bang Data at the CCCB in Barcelona in 2014.
Cinema Redux is a registered trademark of Brendan Dawes.