To get the ball rolling on creating our Expanded Moment video snapshots of the city, I'm going to be posting some of my own videos taken from around the city. From the few short films I've already shot, I've found the process to be meditative and reflective. Taking a moment out of my busy commute and hectic life to pause and view the city through the framed lens of a camera has shifted the way in which I view this city space I occupy.
Interested in participating? Here's a wonderful instructional video created by the Art Assignment explaining how the video should be framed and shot. Upload to Youtube or Vimeo, then email me or the gallery a link to your video. We'll be uploading them to our exhibition Tumblr and sharing on Facebook.
sandyguttman(at)gmail(dot)com or gallery400(at)uic(dot)edu
The above video was taken during the busy lunchtime rush in downtown Chicago. It's a view of the Chicago River taken from the Jackson Street bridge.