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Street Views

The future is now. In an imaged-world, one documentary filmmaker abandons the camera and turns to Google's street view for setting, characters, and st

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Set in New York City's famed West Village, but shot entirely within Google’s street view, Street Views explores how virtual mapping alters our experience of space and identity. With humor and a light touch, Berman attempts to navigate a surreal, disoriented new landscape.

A Situationists-inspired virtual derive through the West Village, on a summer’s Sunday afternoon. A somnambulant tour defying natural laws of perspective, time, and continuity. Our guide discovers she can get lost while never straying from the map. Places also get lost - like a video store. She attempts to interact with this world. Retracing her path, she discovers even though all has already occurred and is transfixed, it is never the same twice.
google situationist new york city west village mapping

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Copyright © 2013 Fish in the Hand Productions

Previous screenings

2013
27 Jun | New York, United States
2014
4 Apr – 12 Apr | Rome, Italy

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