Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen

Brooklyn, NY

Adam Cohen is a New York City born film/video maker. He uses the Super 8 film-to-video process to make film/poems about cities in time. His extended series of filmed image poems about cities have screened all over the world, including the London Film Festival, Dallas Video Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Rotterdam Film Festival, and Museu Da Imagen E Do Som (San Paulo).

City Poem 3

Adam Cohen

Artist Bio

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.

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