My diary entry July 2010, the day I made this piece:
"This afternoon I took the ferry to New Jersey to make a piece of work capturing the Manhattan skyline. It was blisteringly hot. I setup the camera first on a piece of waste ground by the huge clock. I got a great shot of the financial district, where the twin-towers used to be. There was no shelter so I roasted in the heat. After one twelve minute shot, I had to move on. I found a spot with a clear view of Midtown, the Empire State in the centre of the shot. There was constant activity on the river so I am really looking forward to seeing the footage. After about twenty minutes of filming an old guy sitting on a bench nearby said to me “dis your hobby?” in a broad New Jersey accent. “No, work” I replied. “Some job” he said after a very long pause, and you know, he had a point."
This perpetual loop was the first work in the series exploring horizontal lines in the natural world. Post production in Da Vinci Resolve and Adobe After Effects. It is silent.