time and the city: the moving eye and urban space

Students in the seminar will produce videos exploring a fragment of city. The focus will be on modes of movement of the camera/eye through specific and real urban space(s) in time, at specific times. Students will chose their own sites and times, but each film will be bounded by the following limitations: it must have a duration of exactly 60 seconds; it must be set at a specific time in the cycle of the day, on the hour (though the footage can be shot over several days, or even weeks).  We will try to understand our work in (without limiting it by) the context of the shared modern history of film and architecture, from the earliest city films to the contemporary shift from film to video to ubiquitous media.

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