A playful and dazzling study of city traffic that transforms a city street into a type of crazy pinball machine.
One of Gehr's most absorbing and magical works, Side/Walk/Shuttle is a wonderful fairground ride of a film that transforms San Francisco into a mysterious cavern where skyscrapers grow like stalagmites in a stop-motion rhythm and city streets ribbon and bend. Filmed over several months from the glass elevator of a San Francisco hotel, Gehr's masterpiece explores an alternate, hitherto unseen vision of urban experience unmoored from habitual reality.
Glider is a wonderfully hypnotic work that seems to float in a waking dream above a curving topography of sea and shore. Shot entirely within a camera obscura, Gehr harnesses the panoptic and oneiric powers of the precinematic device to create a profoundly fascinating and sensuous work.