For his video, Andrew Kim lit out for Willets Point and captures a mundane task we can all relate to, digging out the car out after heavy snow. In the Iron Triangle, however, with its concentration of auto body shops, scrapyards and potholes and its lack of sidewalks, sewers or the kind of stormwater drainage systems found elsewhere in the city, the rhythms of daily life are highly specific. With a subtle and consistent approach to sound as a formal element, this video sketches a brief portrait of a unique urban context and repeatedly refers to the neighborhood’s points of contact — a train entering, a car leaving, airplanes flying overhead — with the city and world beyond its borders.
This video appears in the Urban Omnibus feature "Montage City" — urbanomnibus.net/2011/07/montage-city/ — in which three architecture students share videos that poetically explore Coney Island, Willets Point and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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