These Clever GIFs Show the Shimmering Passage of Time

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Forget timelapse videos: these mesmerising time-slice GIFs show twinkling views of the passing of time in a series of subtle snatches of the same scene stitched together.

They are the follow up to Time is a Dimension (TIAD) series by Fong Qi Wei, in which slices of images were spliced together into a single static image. This series, called Time in Motion, is a little different. He explains:

In this set of manipulations, I present a medium that is neither a print nor a video. In short, I use the GIF format (don't ask me how it is to be pronounced!) to create a looping animation that shows a single landscape/seascape but with a constant shimmer of … time.

I wonder if an omniscient being experiences something like the sets below? Where all instances are One. And past, present and future are merely terms.

Omniscient or not, staring down a pulsating tunnel of time, or up to a phasing reflection from a skyscraper is undoubtedly effective and immersive. You can see more examples over on his site. [Fong Qi Wei via This Is Colossal]