absence of motion | red cape studio
Absence of Motion
New York, NY • shown 2005

play video | 2m 47s • read paper | pdf

This is the first in a series of ongoing works that question the concept of the car in society.

Absence of Motion is a critique of the conceptual space of the automobile in our culture and the actual space that it occupies physically. The three channel video installation proposes an alternative point of view from which to view cars in our society.

The project is an investigation into the contradiction in our relationship to automobility, motion vs. stillness. By abstracting the automobile physically and removing the context of motion, we are able to question the beliefs that underlie car culture.