Fred Camper, Chicago Reader
OPENING reveals the city in the
landscape and the landscape in the city. The images come from in-between spaces:
off-ramps and back alleys. Instead of stitching these unlike things together,
the cuts create space and emphasize distance. Three musicians playing very
clear, very quiet, very long tones accompany the film. The indeterminacy of the
music provides a stark contrast to the fixed nature of the film print. While the dynamic between recorded sound and live sound creates a palpable tension between the film and the room, the overall experience is one of quiet observation.