100 Foot Pull
Battle of the
Very Similar To
On the Logic of
|The Battle of the Stand-Stills
In footage from a 1990 world championship sprint race, two riders try and hold their bikes in place on the track as long as they possibly can. A second race between two contemporary riders shadows the original race, and a decayed velodrome overlaps with the memory of the stand-still.
The Battle of the Stand-Stills is part documentary, part structural film, and part found-footage film. As three racing locations and times intersect, images from earlier races are recalled by an announcer's narration of an invisible race.
Racers: Matthew Fox, Kevin Perez
Racing consultant: David Merritt
Cameras: Jared Larson, Alexander Stewart, Steven Summers
Audio recording: Mathew Paul Jinks
(Premiere) 25fps International Festival of Experimental Film & Video, Zagreb, 2010