The video "The Burning Time Slideshow" remixes footage filmed by the artist on a research trip to an island off Africa, found footage of unknown tourists exploring their surroundings through the lens of a camera and underwater clips filmed by the artist’s niece on the popular GoPro. The sound sourced separately and after the fact, comes from recordings of live music performances and environmental sounds that often become grammatical in their punctuation of the editing. Beautiful images are heightened and pulled further away from their initial appearance using colouring techniques such as inverting. Other footage, typically gleaned whilst existing in a foreign country and extremely common to most peoples hard drives, is also changed in some way, whether through layering, sharp editing cuts or effects. Immersive and nearly banal, the video affects a sense of pathos towards the acquisition and reliving of casualness within contemporary amateur footage. Elements of the video are reminiscent of old cinema - from bubble clouds that snag in the frame, particles and plankton in the water which remind of film grain to abstracted lights shot from a moving car that resemble early animation. Common footage, common memories and common nostalgia all emphasize the importance of empathy in Dowling's work.