‘glimpsey’ is a sequence of observational video shots, taken through windows in new residential areas in East London. Contained within the seemingly private space of their own apartments, I have recorded people performing domestic actions that are not remarkable, nor individual but similar and universal. They remain the only source of life framed in these architectural environments. The smallest of gestures are synchronised to simple sounds. The confluence of image and sound aims to dislocate the work from its original context, and dismantle it from the observational ‘here and now’ into a place that is more abstract, and focuses our attention on the formal qualities of composition and rhythm.