I have recently come across the work of photographer Jen Everett and in particular “Redoubled/Something We Carry” where Everett’s enquiry into the archive and in particular the investigation of repetition really interested me in terms of the idea of the cinematic.
As I have done with my investigation, Everett also uses repetition to increase the length of time the viewer stays with he image. My opinion is that like reading a book, we read the image in the same way. If there is repletion then the ‘reader’s' eye will be drawn from one side to the other and then down tot he left and then to the right like reading a book. Increasing the number of images in the sequence whether the same image of different images, will increase the duration of time spent looking into he piece of work.