Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Outerborough from Bill Morrison on Vimeo.

"In 1899 a cameraman for American Mutoscope & Biograph mounted his camera to the front of a trolley traveling over the Brooklyn Bridge. Three 90-foot rolls were edited to together to complete the journey from Manhattan to Brooklyn, entitled “Across the Brooklyn Bridge”. As the film was shot on the short-lived 68mm gauge, it had not been viewed by modern audiences until the British Film Institute restored the original to 35mm in 2004.

"As a commission by the Museum of Modern Art for the re-opening of the Museum in 2005, Morrison took this remarkable footage and recombined it with itself to form the split-screen extrapolation, “Outerborough”.

"Violinist and composer Todd Reynolds created the soundtrack in response to Morrison’s edit."

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