Angel Dust
2009. With Y. Loukissas.

Created originally for a conference titled “Violence and the Cinematic City”, the 8.5 minute animation first traces from east to west the path of Robert Moses’ un-built Mid Manhattan Expressway in Google Earth’s weightless unresisting environment. It then retraces the same path looking backward along a speculative, fragmented version of the controversial structure, accompanied by Walter Benjamin’s ‘Angel of History’. The two crossings offer radically differing experiences for opposing ideas of history and progress in the specific context of  Manhattan.
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