A portrait of the western world seen through the transient images of computer games, production line monitoring, medical diagnosis, research, military, etc., in which traces of our society are indirectly but strikingly etched.
SO MANY, SO MAGNIFICENT
1987 - 44 mins
In a series of tableaux resembling medieval illuminations the story of the building and eventual destruction of a great medieval church is told through the words and sacred music of the period.
THE COW'S DRAMA
1984 - 38 mins
The simplest story; a cow in a field, two days pass, articulated by a sequence of small events. Between the days a farmer sings three traditional songs about work, love and death.
2016 - 19 mins
In the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, on the Dnieper River between Sevastopol and Kiev, and on the ski slopes of central Switzerland, these seventy seven people travel time. They are travelling time with me, with you and with everyone alive on this planet now.
THE FIVE MINUTE MUSEUM
2015 - 6 mins
A history of man made objects from stone age to the age of plastics, photographed at museums in UK and Switzerland.
2006 - 8 mins
Swiss skiers stop for their portraits during a busy holiday weekend on the mountains. The second in a series of time lapse portraits of strange people in unusual places.
PAUL BUSH TALKS
2006 - 2 mins
Paul Bush tries to talk about the making of While Darwin Sleeps and his aspirations for cinema but all the time the film itself tries to take over and in the end completely overwhelms him. Commissioned for Canal + France.
2004 - 6 mins
Twenty six citizens of Tokyo stop for a moment in front of a time lapse camera in the busy Shinjuku entertainment district of the city.
WHILE DARWIN SLEEPS . . .
2004 - 5 mins
Thousands of insects pass through the film each for a single frame. It seems that the genetic progamme of millions of years is taking place in a few minutes. It is like a mescalin vision dreamt by Charles Darwin.
STILL LIFE WITH SMALL CUP
1995 - 3.30 mins
A radical re-working of an etching by Italian artist Giorgio Morandi, brought to life by engraving fame by frame into the photographic emulsion of colour filmstock.