People Make Places
Single-channel video, 2:50 min., color, stereo.
Music by Herman Pearl/Soy Sos
In 2008 the city of Pittsburgh celebrated it’s 250th anniversary. As part of this event, Pittsburgh Filmmakers invited local video artists to create a 2 minute and 50 second piece recycling footage from a documentary about Pittsburgh which was created to commemorate it’s 200th anniversary. All 19 works were included in a compilation called Pittsburgh Reframed.
People Make Places is a portrait of Pittsburgh that questions the notion of “place” and surrenders it to those who compose the human landscape, defining our experience in the world as a series of encounters, faces, voices, eyes...