This is a short montage film I made of sounds and images from Hoboken, New Jersey. I filmed different fragments of objects—wires, water, buildings, etc.—and tried to edit a montage emphasizing the shapes, lines and colors of the images rather than the subjects themselves. Shots are placed together with the logic of graphic design rather than narrative, but I think a certain pace of a lazy afternoon in Hoboken emerges.
This project was inspired by Jean Vigo’s A propos de Nice, as well as other “city symphony” films, and also by Sergei Eisenstein’s theory of montage as a form of graphical conflict.
Please let me know what you think in a comment!