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Punctum Temporis

What is a moment? Is time composed of moments like frames on a strip of film? When does one moment end and the next begin?

Punctum Temporis is an experimental film by artist and photographer Michael Coldwell. Featuring narration by philosophy professor Robin Le Poidevin, the short explores the metaphysics of time, a meditation on the nature of the moment.

This work was completed by Coldwell for an MA in Cinema and Photography at the University of Leeds. He is now undertaking post graduate research into time and photography.

  • Michael Coldwell
  • Prof. Robin Le Poidevin
    Key Cast
  • Hannah J Elizabeth
    Key Cast
  • Nathaniel Page
    Key Cast
  • Holly Bretton
    Key Cast
  • Anne Marie Brierley
    Key Cast
  • Amy Beeton
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Reynolds
    Key Cast
  • Mary Lovell
    Key Cast
  • Michael Coldwell
  • Mary Lovell
    Assistant Director
  • Andrew Thorpe
    Technical Support
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Director Biography - Michael Coldwell

Michael Coldwell, born Mick Schofield in Glasgow 1983, is an
artist, photographer and researcher currently living and working
in Leeds, UK.

In 2015 Coldwell began working towards a practice-led PhD
in photography and time, at the University of Leeds. He has also worked as a designer, archivist and musician over the years,
releasing experimental music under the name Conflux Coldwell
and as part of a collective called Urban Exploration. Coldwell has also worked on several short films and video installations.

His photographic work predominantly concerns explorations of time, memory and the changing (urban) landscape. Other research interests include authorship and authenticity in the digital age, experimental praxis, abstraction and ambiguity and the role of technology in art.

His documentary photography endeavours to explore topographies which have been forgotten or overlooked, particularly within the post-industrial districts of his home West Yorkshire.

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