VIDEO: Rick Liss’ ‘No York City’ Encapsulates the Grittier New York of the ’80s

Posted On Fri, July 24, 2015 By

Posted On Fri, July 24, 2015 By In History, Video

Feeling nostalgic for 1980s New York? Artist Rick Liss‘ short film “N.Y.C. (No York City)” transports you back to the city’s grittier days. He uses stop motion to move you through the city “at the speed of blood,” a pace that doesn’t seem too different from the city’s normal flow. But don’t expect the typical tourist attractions on this journey. “No York City” features graffiti, street fights, and lots of crowds, all set to Laurie Anderson’s “For Electronic Dogs.”

About three minutes into your trippy tour through the city, Liss slows it down for a leisurely boat ride in Central Park with some mime friends. See, 1980s New York City was not all grit and grim; it could be spontaneous and wacky, too.

[Via Rick Liss]

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