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Time Crystals is an experimental short film about images, memory and time, as told by a not-quite-human narrator.

The synthetic narrator is remembering time through images, though it’s not clear if the memories are real, if they are fantasies, or something in-between.

The narrator describes finding patterns in time, which “she” calls time crystals. We do not know if this enigmatic time-image is an encoding, a transmission, or a consciousness loop.


Time Crystals is a stand-alone film, and also part of a larger film cycle that can be screened, or presented as an expanded cinema installation.





Abinadi Meza, still from Time Crystals (2021), 5:35, color & b/w, sound

Abinadi Meza, still from Time Crystals (2021), 5:35, color & b/w, sound

Abinadi Meza, still from Time Crystals (2021), 5:35, color & b/w, sound