Set to “I Remember Coney Island,” a 1981 recording by the Lounge Lizards, Dave Pentecost’s Coney Island Time Lapse features footage shot in the summer of 2012 of the amusement rides in action. “This circular fisheye video is intended to be projected in the digital dome in the new Lower Eastside Girls Club community science and art center,” says Pentecost of his test cut of the footage. Perhaps it’s the holiday season, but the delirious tempo and fisheye view make the whirling Wonder Wheel, Brooklyn Flyer and other rides look like a cinematic version of tree ornaments.
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