by Caspar STRACKE
2002 / Mini DV / color / sound / 1S / 13' 30

NO DAMAGE is a composition made out of fragments from over 80 different feature and documentary films that show the architecture of New York City. The work investigates a number of cinematic clichéss of architectural presence captured on film. The failure of the camera eye to grasp these high risen structures in its entireness produces distorded views, such as steep camera angles, fish eye distortion and fast zooms and pans. Especially when lifted out of its original context, these scenes reveal their emotional implications: grandeur, glamour, the wake of modernism during the 60s, post-modernism (Eighties and Nineties) but also menace, superiority and anonymity. In-between these extreme positions emerges a new form sentimentalism that is funneled by the tragic events of September 11.


distribution format Digital file on server (SD)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 45,00 €