A short filmed work about surfaces, textures and movement within an urban landscape.
Shot entirely on a hand held DV cam for the duration of a single short (but fast) journey on the back of a motorcycle, this film gives a unique perspective of the felt experience of Los Angeles, CA.
Riding pillion puts you into a strange space, exposed to the elements and travelling at high speeds, you hang on, you have no control. It’s exhilarating and sometimes terrifying. The way to enjoy the ride on the LA freeways is to sit back, hold on and watch as the landscape rushes past. You can never think of the risk you take. The moments when you stop punctuate the speed and movement and take on an intense quality. The camera, in this instance, sees how it feels to take such a ride. It struggles to focus in as the landscape rushes past, resulting a collision of movement and a constantly changing abstraction of the digital surface of the image.
The soundtrack was constructed from sampled sounds and music, reworked, twisted and changed in the edit and with the footage in mind. Once the sound was completed, the visuals were edited to the soundtrack.
Duration 5m 27s