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I wanted to share this wonderful short film on the theme of “the city at work” by Ross Brown, Alastair Cassell, Peter Cassidy and Chao Nie of Glasgow’s Strathclyde University, completed for the Department of Architecture’s Experimental Media class and found on the departmental tumblrlog

I love the eerie atmosphere created by the complete lack of human prescence, the city an automaton continuing to function, but for what purpose? Who keeps trying to call? Who are they trying to reach? Why do they keep persisting, despite nobody ever picking up? Every shot is beautifully framed and patiently composed - stunning work guys.

(As an aside I also took this class 2 years ago, however the two pieces I helped create, while certainly creative, had none of the finesse of this.)


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