THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE IN 60 SECONDS
Director: Claire L. Evans
United States, 2009, 1 min
Crew:Sound: Jona Bechtolt - Commissioned By: SEED Magazine
Sales:Claire Evans, Producer - Portland OR 97227
The Evolution of Life in 60 Seconds is an experiment in scale: By condensing 4.6 billion years of history into a minute, the video is a self-contained timepiece. Like a specialized clock, it gives one a sense of perspective. Everything - from the formation of the Earth, to the Cambrian Explosion, to the evolution of mice and squirrels - is proportionate to everything else, displaying humankind as a blip, almost indiscernible in the layered course of history.
About the director
Claire L. Evans is an artist and unqualified science writer whose work addresses the synchronies between culture, technology, and modern science. Evans has presented her earnestly cosmic Power Point performances at MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's TBA Festival, and the Portland Art Center. She was awarded the 2009 Rhizome Commission for her work "Marfa Ring."