East River

East River

Judy Rifka, 2015, 2.8 min
*Official Selection: Experimental
Sunday 3/20 5:30PM

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I live on the East River. Between two Bridges: The Brooklyn, and the Manhattan. I cross them to go to my Studio in Gowanus. When I see the East River I see people swimming in it, maybe 90 years ago. I see Washington’s view of Brooklyn, from Cherry Street, a couple of hundred years back. That day, I walked home from the Paper Art Fair on the pier at Montgomery Street, walked down the waterfront filming the whole strip to Market Slip, where I live. It was hot. My head was spinning. When I got home I overlapped the strip and ran one forward and one in reverse. No changes except transparency. The sound too. That’s mostly bridge traffic and trains. The result kind of felt like that whole day, for me.