Communion Los Angeles traces California’s oldest freeway, the 110, as it courses from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, defining and dividing the communities it is designed to serve. Viewing the 35-miles of blacktop as both infrastructure and public architecture, this journey highlights dichotomies of mobility, technology and urban space.
Communion Los Angeles which shows tapestries of time-lapse images can be classified as an "urban symphony" genre. Following an array of colorful urban images and adds elements of expression that represents the city of Los Angeles. In collaboration with Adam R. Levine, Peter Bo Rappmund continues his geographical exploration along the long line that connects space to space like his previous film Topophilia (2015). Communion Los Angeles explores California’s oldest freeway 110 as it courses from the mountains to the ocean, defining and dividing the different regions of this metropolis. Rappmund focuses on the geographical uniqueness of the multiracial and multicultural community Los Angeles and compares the regional differences of the town located within 35 miles including San Pedro, Carson, Downtown and Pasadena. In terms of the relationships between places, geographical features and the details within, a covert hint is given related to social and cultural contexts. [JANG Byungwon]
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