A9 Weekend


A9 Weekend In this new piece, Holmberg references the concepts behind his most recent work, Weekend,which was visually rooted in Jean-Luc Godard’s similarly titled film. Holmberg's Weekend re-contextualized Godard’s scene of a post-apocalyptic traffic jam by isolating and splicing together individual frames from the film to create one image which scrolls across the screen via slow pacing to match the original camerawork. Holmberg’s A9 Weekend uses street-level photographs found through Amazon’s A9.com map service to visualize Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, from both sides of the street. The images are composited into one image for each side of the street, running at the same pace as Godard’s Weekend using a tweening process. The audio from Godard’s famous tracking shot is juxtaposed onto the A9 tracking shots, and the contrived videos of both sides of Sunset Blvd are screened on inward facing monitors which are spaced 10 feet apart, creating an illusion of space.

Project Created: 
September 2005
Projects: A9 Weeekend
People: Joel Holmberg
Project Type: Exhibited Project, Video
Tags: Film, video