Runa Islam's film "Rapid Eye Movement", first shown at the
2002 Taipei Biennial, draws an analogy between the speed of film and
the movement of the eye during the light sleep phase known in science as REM.
Islam's incursion into the dream state loosely connects the destinies of six people
aboard a train in a set of disrupted narratives where dream time and real time become inextricably meshed. Using disruptive editing techniques in both image and sound, "Rapid Eye Movement" is a reflection on the medium of film itself, laying bare its functioning mechanisms in a rapturing homage
to avantgarde film.