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The BQE (2009)

| Musical | Video 2009
Sufjan Stevens is proud to present The BQE, a cinematic suite inspired by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Hula-Hoop. Commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The BQE was ... See full summary »

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Lindsay Brickel Lindsay Brickel ... Electress
Anastasia-Dyan Pridlides Anastasia-Dyan Pridlides ... Botanica
Elaine Tian Elaine Tian ... Quantus
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Sufjan Stevens is proud to present The BQE, a cinematic suite inspired by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Hula-Hoop. Commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The BQE was originally performed in the Howard Gilman Opera House in celebration of the 25th anniversary Next Wave Festival in October of 2007. The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is an incidental 12.7 miles of urban roadway built over the course of several decades (1939-1964), spear-headed by the master architect Robert Moses to accommodate for the increase of commercial and commuter traffic in New York City's outer boroughs. The roadway was a painstaking piecemeal project, poorly planned, badly built, and relentlessly encumbered by the obvious obstacles of the era: red tape, neighborhood protests, World War II, and a congested borough whose sequestering layout proved ill-fitting for the automobile. The resulting expressway-a pockmarked, serpentine, congested BQE-has become one of Brooklyn's most notable icons of urban... Written by Microcinema International

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Epilogue On The Promenade
27 March 2010 | by bruanSee all my reviews

Truly a remarkable work of art. One day our modern world, the reality captured in this film, will inevitably change. Our great grand-children will look upon this piece as a historical gem about a distant era. A time when oil pumped through the veins of contemporary civilization. At the climax of the film we witness the dramatic dawning of the technological age, where information travels faster than the frantic speed of light. However, despite how advanced and progressive our environment can become, the Hoop Heroes and the last sequence (the credits) are symbolic of the imperfect, hopeful and optimistic qualities which remind us that we are indeed, now and forever, humans after all.


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