Sleepwalking in the City
Filmed in New York City, "Sleepwalkers" comprises five, 13 minute, interweaving vignettes which follow five different characters—a bicycle messenger, an electrician who fixes neon signs in Times Square, a postal worker, a businessman, and an office worker through a night in the City. As they move from the solitude of their personal lives (waking up, drinking coffee or juice, leaving their apartments) to their workplace and unexpected encounters, the interconnected narratives emerge. It’s bleak illustration of the day in a life of a New Yorker makes you wonder if Aitkens should have cut to LCD Sound System’s "New York I Love You" (…but you're bringing me down).
With the pervasive nature and immediacy of the current interactive culture, "Sleepwalkers" won’t be the height of the digital art age, but is it the blueprint for the future?
For a 60 second trailer clip, click here.
MOMA, every evening from 5-10 pm for 28 consecutive days, from 16 January-12 February 2007. Outdoors. Free.