VotW 09: Rob Carter’s Metropolis

A special thanks to Brand Avenue for turning us on to this unique video of the chronological transformation of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. And here is a description of the work by the artist Rob Carter from his website:

Rob Carter’s work uses stop-motion animation, time-lapse video and large format photographs to spotlight iconic and political structures in our urban environment, especially sports stadia, skyscrapers, churches, and other historical landmarks. Cut photographic images and living plants are used to make often humorous retellings of history – morphing and recontextualizing architecture and urban development. Recent work draws parallels between the inspiration and power of the natural world, and human attempts to understand, manipulate and control it in the past, present and future.

Rob Carter Bio

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    March 7, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Awesome video – it's like a digital pop-up book. Thanks for sharing.

  • Bradley Swarts
    March 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks Build LLC. We were unfamiliar with the artist's work and the proximity of Charlotte to our home office was a bonus. We would like to contact you in the next few months to possibly interview you for inclusion on ecAr. Thanks again for your patronage.

  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2010 at 7:18 am

    thx u very much, i learn a lot