Artist Projects

City Poem 3

Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen started shooting his Super 8-to-video project, City Poem 3, in 1989. City Poem 3 is a personal documentation of 42nd Street. Ten years of shooting show the transition of 42nd Street from being a spontaneous, democratic meeting ground that was beautiful, sometimes terrifying, and often desperate, to its current state of suburbanized sameness. The film is about disappearance and about what remains, a personal look at the intertwined processes of history, memory, and oblivion.