Susan White

Broadway Boogie Woogie II (video still)
June 23, 2009, 4:32 pm
Filed under: City One Minutes Videos

Broadway Boogie Woogie II


Broadway Boogie Woogie II
June 23, 2009, 3:48 pm
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Two Men and a Hook
June 22, 2009, 12:53 pm
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Videos from the Performing Arts Center/City One Minutes Foundation Project
May 28, 2009, 11:18 am
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These  two videos were created for the  One Minutes Foundation in Amsterdam.  Filmed  at the construction site  for the Performing Arts Center, designed by Moshe Safdie, in Kansas City, Mo. USA, at 8:00 am, they were submitted as part of the City One Minutes project sponsored by the One Minutes Foundation. The idea for the project is to have 24 artists in each of 40 international cities film one minute of video, representative of one hour;  the composite reflects a portrait of that city in one 24 hour period.

The videos are entitled, “Two Men and a Hook” and  “Broadway Boogie Woogie II”, after Mondrian.  The Performing Arts Center is on Broadway Boulevard.

“Broadway Boogie Woogie II” reflects the fascination I find in the  movement of materials at the construction site.  There is a definite choreography in the cranes’ dance as their vast arms move through space in concert.  Carrying objects of immense weight  through the sky and across the site they’re engaged in a kind of syncopated rhythm.  It is pure poetry to watch  these  horizontal steel beams swing slowly through the air.

“Two Men and a Hook” seems to say everything about man and machines.