Elevations - A History of the High Line
October 2004 - May 2005
MFA thesis project for Parsons, the New School for Design.
It is an animated documentary about the development of the High Line in New York. It was designed to exist as a motion graphics piece installed inside a coin-operated viewfinder residing in Far West Chelsea, between 10th and 11th Ave. The video component is based on the chronological story of the High Line development, an abandoned stretch of railroad in Far West Chelsea, Manhattan. The goal of the animation is to inspire the visitors, residents and passersby in Far West Chelsea to take an interest in the past of a community space currently in development - the High Line promenade, by using evocative imagery borrowed from photographs from the time.
The animation was nominated in the VideoMedeja Film Festival in 2005.