Just one from the enormous selection of shorts on offer at Rotterdam, this 12-minute piece by UK artist Emily Richardson examines the life of a 1960s tower block in South London. Eschewing "documentary" interviews with residents for a night-and-day time-lapse tableau of the building's formidable architecture, it is a powerfully modulated and intensely rhythmic piece. — Matthew Tempest, Guardian Unlimited, 30 January 30, 2006. Emily Richardson moves away from literal translations of time, sublimely masterminding a compelling visual narrative largely through a series of enigmatically composed still frame shots in her film, Block. A button below a low voltage bulb which sets the mechanical apparatus of the projector clunking, and a pause before the first 16mm frame hits the screen, adds further to this exemplary work. — Charles Danby, Artist's Newsletter, November 2005 p.6
Prod/Dir: Emily Richardson
Camera: Emily Richardson
Sound Composer: Jonah Fox
Made with support from Awards For All and Arts Council England
Distributed by LUX Distribution.
2006 Rotterdam Film Festival review from The Guardian.