'The Pathfinder: Prospect (Study)' is the companion to, and initial test for a longer video piece of the same name.
Filmed in and around Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY, the film moves between the tower blocks of housing projects; a recreated Native American wigwam; a 19th C. landowner's homestead as local museum; and post-industrial/financial buildings in the process of reclamation for housing.
Issues of dwelling, flight, and stagnation slowly make themselves present as the mostly static shots seek out derelict signs of infrastructure, entertainment and advertising, surrounding the parks suggested pastoral idyll.
Filmed in Prospect Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, & Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY, 2011.
Thanks to Patricia Valencia and Dena Shottenkirk.