City Symphony

City Symphony is a series of films shot in 16mm by Dominic Angerame during the years 1987-1997.

'His five-part City Symphony, made between 1987 and 1997, the title of which is derived from the famous 1927 Walter Ruttman film , and which formally stands in the tradition of Dziga Vertov’s urban-industrial montage. Angerame’s city films show (urban) destruction and (cinematic) construction as two sides of the same coin: as de-construction even. To see the city through Angerame’s eyes, writes Silke Tudor, is 'to see an organic beast of cement that seems to breathe in rich shades of black and white.' --Stefan Grissemann