Running On Empty: Imagining L.A. Without People, Automobiles, and Traffic
If you’ve ever worked a nightshift job, and were arriving home just as most other people were rolling out of bed, then the scenes from Ross Ching’s “Running on Empty” will appear familiar. Inspired by Matt Logue’s Empty LA, Ching’s short film does a good job of setting the scene for those peaceful moments of public solitude. Especially in a city like Los Angeles, which boasts a population of over 9 million residents, looking at familiar sights devoid of human and automobile traffic is surreal. But perhaps that’s the point of both Logue’s initial work, and Ching’s remix.