New York Day and Night: A Journey through Light and Darkness

1989 | 00:55:00 | United States | Color | Mono | 4:3 | BetacamSP video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Architecture, Asian-American, City, Conceptual Art

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This is not a sight-seeing film, but a poetic journey through light and darkness reflected on the city of New York, where I often found empty spaces and times like Ma in Japanese.  You do not often see the people walking on the streets or in the buildings, but you may feel the air and the light coming and going.  It's not a deserted city, but a city full of energy that is there even without the people.  You see the wind is blowing as the bubbles are floating over Wall Street, then up, up to the sky.  The Sun sets under the Washington Bridge, where all the cars are running slowly like ants shot from afar.  The night falls down among the sky-scrapers, yet the horizon is still light.

-- Takahiko iimura