Mapping a City of Fragments

1997 | 00:09:30 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Hi8 video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Architecture, City, Documentary, Expedition/Travel

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Using the opening of Godard's film Alphaville as a foundation, Lord constructs a vision of the evolving global city during the last years of the 20th Century. Structured as a series of repetitions, the montage of the changing city is offset by shots of corporate Silicon Valley facades. The result is a dialectical contrast between urban and suburban space, body and mind, chaos and order, and the postmodern and the modern. Shot in Hi-8 video in Tokyo, Fukuoka City, Mexico City, Rome, San Francisco, Naples, and Los Angeles.

This title is also available on Chip Lord Videoworks: Volume 2.

Prizes + Awards

Director's Citations Award, Black Maria Film and Video Festival

Premiere

Merz Academie
Stuttgart

Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 1998