by Lee Rogers in Video on Thursday 3 May 2012

No New York is a remarkable short film by filmmaker, artist and New York-native Rick Liss. Employing stop-motion film techniques set to the frenetic music of Laurie Anderson, Liss propels us through the city as it existed in 1983. For those of us who weren’t around back then, the city presented here feels both foreign and familiar: the streets are seedier, and there’s a sense of lawless possibility that makes present-day New York feel sanitized by comparison. But the pulsating energy of the city is instantly recognizable to anyone who’s ever spent time in the Big Apple.