‘Last Address’ by Ira Sachs
‘Last address’ is a 9 minute HD video by director Ira Sachs, cinematographer Michael Simmonds and editor Brian A. Kates showing the exterior of houses where NYC artists who died of AIDS formerly lived. The video is mostly made of carefully composed static shots, most of them bathed in an eerie light that appears to be this unique late afternoon light. This aesthetic choice contrasts interestingly with the harshness of both the subject matter and the typical NYC architecture of brick blocks of flats with external metal staircases, giving the video a haunting yet serene atmosphere.
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