Artists’ Statement

Division Avenue was born from the sense of astonishment and wonder that three foreign filmmakers had for the urban infrastructure of New York. Influenced by the diverse backgrounds of these recent immigrants, the film is a poetic mood-piece that utilizes psychogeographic filmmaking and essay structure to abstractify an uneventful landscape into a sensory wonderland. The filmmakers’ quiet observations of a “non-space” aim to prompt questions of aesthetics and beauty, power and urban planning, and of human life inundated by concrete and metal.

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