7 Illinois Street

Video, (Single Channel and 10 Channel Versions)
17' 25"


Seven animated industrial nightscapes are extended and reconstructed into a post-urban dreamland. Most of the imagery was photographed from the front window of my Illinois Street studio. The remaining sequences were taken within a few blocks, along a short stretch of this semi-abandon, waterfront street. These extra-panoramic portraits are filled with a serene sense of wonder and mystery. Devoid of people, the urban features - flickering lights, impossible buildings, silent cranes - assume a life of their own. The soundtrack, composed from altered recordings of the same locations, is similarly surreal and distanced.

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