While I was teaching at Bournemouth College of Art, I was granted some research time to develop a project involving the use of a cine-camera in the examination of works of sculpture.
I had observed, in exhibitions, that visitors would often look at a sculpture for only a few seconds before moving on - almost certainly not seeing the detail and relationships of form that the artist had been at pains to include.
I made a fairly complex sculpture with inside and outside detail to illustrate my point. Viewing this in the normal way people moved on in a few seconds, but watching a 10 minute film of it, they were happily led by me through all the aspects I wanted them to see, thus doing justice to the efforts I had made.
Having demonstrated this idea, I resolved embark on a much more ambitious project, which has led me to a lifetime of work.