Number One

Shorts in Competition: Documentary

New York Premiere

USA | 10 MINUTES | No Dialogue |


With water imagery as the foundation, Number One documents an experience of elasticity between varying states of mind. The contrasts in this multi-image poetic piece are developed in an interwoven relation to each other to both document and invoke the magnetized and elastic push/pull that is the flow of our conscious attention. There is never one set of oppositions but rather a dance of relationships between contrasting states.


Directed by Leighton Pierce

Leighton Pierce uses film, video, and sound to create multi-channel site-specific installations as well as single-channel works. He studied ceramics and music composition before making films. His award winning work has been exhibited in major art museums and film festivals throughout the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, The Whitney Biennial, and the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
Leighton Pierce
Principal Cast
Leighton Pierce, Prudence Whittlesey