Translating Tragedy II | 2003

super 8 transfer, 6 min.

On the streets of Brooklyn a car circles a massive industrial plant, seemingly impermeable to the outsider. Jenny Vogel's work "Translating Tragedy (II)" shows an artist in the passenger seat, rendering the shape and structure of these windowless buildings. The camera, placed inside the car, orbits the block for the three minutes of the super-8 reel, just enough time for the passenger to record the general silhouette of the cityscape and eventually, imagine the inner structure of the plant.

Gabrielle Giattino