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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