Thursday, February 01, 2007
A Section through the City and through Time
In the summer of 2001 a series of stationary audio/video takes zooming north on Manhattan was collected by walking the length of Broadway on the island from sunrise to sunset during the period of a week. That footage was then edited to create one continuous zoom through the city. The footage was speed up and slowed down to reveal different characteristics of the city. Four years later, a container marked with information about the city, pulled by a truck and containing the footage collected traveled the same trajectory on the island as a cross-section through the city and through time. This study, which merges the vocabularies of drawing and of moving image to address time in the study of place is drawn by the movement of the investigators' bodies/camera as if giant instruments with which to measure, locate, inscribe and represent the city. The representation is temporal, inhabitable and interactive.
link to Arch'it feature of project
link to slide show describing project