Joseph Pomp

Joseph Pomp (USA) is a film scholar and maker currently completing a PhD in Comparative Literature with a secondary field in Critical Media Practice at Harvard University. At Rupert he created a new multichannel video installation, Manhattan Video, which plumbed the depths of the cinematic archive to produce tours through certain decisive New York locations, stringing together mobile shots into all-but-readymade loops. Manhattan Video marshals film history to produce both new critical viewpoints on urban America (similarly to Thom Andersen’s Los Angeles Plays Itself) and a generalized reflection on how the volume of the archive demands a re- conceptualization of time (after Christian Marclay’s The Clock).