stephen connolly // films

 

Machine Space, 38' HD 2016

An essay about the making of space, Machine Space uses motifs of circulation and the 'city as spectacle' framed by the windscreen. A poetic narration, assembled from interviews with three residents, speaks of how to move around this city - how it is spatially negotiated, its encoding by racial privilege, and who controls it. A suburban family playing LIFE functions as a Greek chorus, their game an allegory for the city as a fluid, spatial-capital machine.

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Machine Space 38' 2016 Machine Space 38' 2016
Machine Space 38' 2016 Machine Space 38' 2016