10.3 from Marc Losier on Vimeo.

It took African-American sprinter Jesse Owens 10.3 seconds to capture the 100 metre gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. This artwork re-examines Leni Riefenstahl’s footage of Owens' performance, as seen in her film Olympia, by mediating it using a tube television monitor. Combined with audio excerpts from an interview held decades later between Owens and German reporters, this courageous achievement is slowed, drawing our attention to both the spectacle of the Olympic games and the rituals that exist between athletes and the audience.