Growing the Big Apple in 2 Minutes

With our recent assignment addressing the concept of Invisible Cities and how to represent those spaces, I’ve been finding myself drawn to the concrete.  Attached is a video link that shows a man (although sped up) capturing the New York City skyline in just two minutes.  This project took artist Pat Vale about a month to set up and execute but watching the piece come to life was absolutely mesmerizing.  New York City is truly a mecca of activity and in virtually every way I see so many of the cities Calvino wrote about come to life in that space.  As we all proceed to plow ahead with our different and unique projects, I found Vale’s representation refreshing, honest, and powerful.  One of my favorites.

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