Stupa

1992 | 01:00:46 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: City

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A one-hour heliocopter flight over the suburban sprawl of Long Island to Fresh Kills, the New York City Landfill on Staten Island; accompanied by an operatic audio-mix of bad-mouth talk-radio mayhem and historic nostalgia.

"Commissioned by La Sept, Paris to create a one-hour continuous camera take, Stupa is a 'mourning' commute from suburban Long Island to the New York City landfill. The audio-mix is composed of radio talk shows, JFK speeches, the soundtrack from It's a Wonderful Life, a hodge-podge of music and TV soaps. In the end it's pretty much an elegy to JFK.A one-hour heliocopter flight over the suburban sprawl of Long Island to Fresh Kills, the New York City Landfill on Staten Island; accompanied by an operatic audio-mix of bad-mouth talk-radio mayhem and historic nostalgia. "Commissioned by La Sept, Paris to create a one-hour continuous camera take, Stupa is a 'mourning' commute from suburban Long Island to the New York City landfill. The audio-mix is composed of radio talk shows, JFK speeches, the soundtrack from It's a Wonderful Life, a hodge-podge of music and TV soaps. In the end it's pretty much an elegy to JFK. Forgive me, but he just gets bigger and bigger as we go on." -Ken Kobland