First approach (2)

Daniel Kötter

2008, 10:44 minutes, colour, Silent

TAPECODE 1018.06

A reference to three experimental films by New York film makers from the 1960s. Distancing and approaching. Staten island ferry leaving Manhattan, the iconographic Manhattan Skyline view, like it was used by Chantal Akerman in News from home, but re-shot in october 2007. The film is constantly jumping backwards and forwards in time and space, like Ernie Gehr's Serene velocity, but clouds and waves replace the geometry of the hallway. At some point, the camera starts zooming in, like the camera in Michael Snow's Wavelength, but the image of the building and the waves diasppear in the end. First approach or last good bye?

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