Future #2/ Unattended City

Future #2/ Unattended City is a finalist in the architectural video competition, Cinecity 2015,


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In 1967, the land artist, Robert Smithson, undertook a ‘tour’ of Passic, New Jersey, where he documented the hulks of steel bridges, pumping plants and rusting water pipes sitting squatly in the landscape. He darkly called these views ‘ruins in reverse’; filled with ‘memory-traces of an abandoned set of futures’.
This series of video works searches for points of rupture within the spectacle of the contemporary built city, looking for traces of its set of built futures.