energy, flow, transformation
In order to investigate and eventually document the idea of energy, flow, and transformation through the city, I began walking through it, observing my surroundings. I noticed activity or all sorts - people flooding from arenas, officers and lights controlling the stream of cars, and unlimited pedestrians entering and exiting buildings. There was an apparent energy and liveliness to the streets; a certain commotion from one place to the next. However, as one observes the same places at a different time, the streets, the buildings, the people - the surroundings transform. The progression of day and night (as Goldsworthy found with the changing seasons) changes the city. A scarcity of walkers line the sidewalks and vehicles are less numerous. Lights of all sorts - in buildings, on cars, on sidewalks, lining bridges - all appear through this darkness and change the appearance of everything. Memorials and award monuments emerge most striking in the darkness, a tremendous change from that of day (see photo). Buildings allow light to escape through their windows to indicate a lessened state of activity until the light of day reemerges and the city is once again flowing with activity and motion, transforming it back to the state first observed.