Rosenau Brothers Garment Factory

Lament For a Hoover Convertible Model 69. The Brothers Garment Factory. Central Pennsylvania, PA
Lament For a Hoover Convertible Model 69. The Brothers Garment Factory. Central Pennsylvania, PA
Aura: Ruins Of the Industrial Era

This was a visit to the ruins of an abandoned clothing mill/factory in Lansford, Pennsylvania.

The mill was constructed in 1910 as The Century Throwing Company and went bankrupt when demand for silk products went south in the United States due to the introduction of  cheaper synthetic Rayon products.

The factory was purchased by two brothers in 1930 and began making dresses for ladies and girls for the next sixty or so years. In the early 1990s, the factory was shutdown when cheaper manufacturing elsewhere drove it out of business.

Abandoned Places like this, once the centers of their communities, suffer from neglect and lack of investment nowadays.

This is an attempt at preserving the past and hoping that the future will be, somehow, more glorious…

Music in this video is by un automne à Lob-Nor

The first track is called: polar elefant
The second track is called: boss A

By Kinan Faham

"the Silent Camera" was conceived in 2009 and was inspired by the music of Arvo Part especially his piece "Silentium". I perceive the modern world as oscillating between two extremes that are analogous to two of Arvo Part's pieces: "Perpetuum Mobile" represents the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the sea of people surrounding you, the noise in the streets, the deadlines, the challenges and the lessons to learn, the new technologies and risks facing our civilization, the musical pieces you learn [or fail to master],.. etc. "Silentium" represents the resolution of every musical note, every spoken word and every movement of your day. It is the moment that you are most likely to remember after the day's noise has settled and its turbulence has subsided. It is the moment that we all crave and the moment that will allow us to persist to the next day when the Perpetuum Mobile cycle starts again.

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