For four months of winter, Kels aimed his camera at a stretch of sidewalk in New York City and within this clear-cut frame, he recorded what happened on film. Sidewalk is made from this material, comprising 49 shots that have been liberated from the chronological burden of observation. In silence, the fixed frame comes to life in thirty minutes.
The many fleeting protagonists who walk in and out of the frame, the cars crossing, the snow flurries: all these elements seem to fit into place. Sidewalk is a beautiful cinematographic painting, portrayed in realistic black & white.