The Roosevelt House near Georgia Tech was demolished this morning. Matt and I watched from the official viewing area at Centennial Elementary School along with a small crowd.
I hand-held the camcorder since my still camera was on the tripod. It doesn't matter if you know the explosion is coming - it's hard not to shake when the first boom happens.
I'm glad everyone loves the mask! I bought it, so I was going to use it!
Some brief shots I filmed at the site that was formerly, 'The British United Shoe Machinery Company' (BUSM) in Leicester. Part of a larger project.
Filmed with the Sony FS100 at 50p.
History of BUSM
Soundtrack: Clint Mansell / Moon - Welcome to Lunar Industries
Prior to its destruction in June 2011, the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School served the historic New Orleans African-American neighborhood of Tremé since it opened in 1955. Celebrated worldwide for its innovative, regionally-expressive modern design – the structure had sustained moderate damage during the storms and levee breach of 2005. DOCOMOMO Louisiana advocated for its restoration via adaptive reuse. "A Plea For Modernism" is narrated by actor Wendell Pierce (“The Wire”, “Treme”).
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"Private Views" creates a parallel between two starkly different worlds: the wretchedness of the destitute and the conspicuous consumer lifestyle of the nouveaux riches. The video explores the themes of social inequalities, real estate speculation, and dispossession. It documents the decline of some North American cities and casts a critical eye on the emergence of wealthy new suburbs. These private residential enclaves are often gated and under surveillance. Their luxury homes, with their dubious architectural style, are the reflection of a world dominated by appearances, consumption, and social conformity.
"Private Views" met en parallèle deux mondes bien différents : la misère des déshérités et le style de vie ostentatoire des nouveaux riches. La vidéo explore les thèmes des inégalités sociales, de la spéculation immobilière et de la dépossession. Elle documente le déclin de certaines villes nord-américaines et jette un regard critique sur l’émergence de nouvelles banlieues cossues. Ces enclaves résidentielles privées sont souvent clôturées et surveillées. Leurs habitations luxueuses, d’un style architectural douteux, sont à l’image d’un monde dominé par les apparences, la consommation et le conformisme social.
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The destruction channel !