Black & White, sound, 5:00
Composed of progressive layers of Academy Leader superimposed to form 12 layers of film. Academy Leader is the countdown strip at the beginning of projected films to allow the projectionist to focus the film and synchronise the projection. 'At the Academy' was made without a camera using a crude home made optical printer, and was developed in the kitchen sink. The picture track is printed onto the optical sound track, as well as the picture track, the sound track being read by the optical sound head of the projector and translated into sound. Also used on the sound track are the beeps used to synchronise the sound track during projection. An editing rhythm is set up by slowing down some images 'setting up phase sequences' and 'temporal drift'.