still from Elevator
installtion view of Elevator, 2021
The experimental short consists of nine static shots, taking place completely within an elevator at Millennium Park in Chicago. Regarded as an urban catalyst, Millennium Park is comprised of smaller spaces that each have distinct experiential features and change with the seasons. The park is also a giant underground garage.
Shot in the elevator over a one-year period, the film juxtaposes different levels, seasons and time, and encounters different visitors to the park to create a haunting experience of disorientation and deviation, meditating on the publicity of urban public spaces and how human perception is shaped.