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Growing Up in Americana

Ruth Novaczek
2004
Colour Video
Work in progress

Growing Up in Americana

'Growing Up In Americana"or '3 throwaway songs from the gotham of the mind'reflections in songs imbued with a weariness, and images/shots/cutaways from periods spent recently in New York. This echoes growing up in London with a sense that New York City was a kind of promised land in the imaginations of post holocaust generation Jewish kids in Britain. It was also a place we had relatives and history. The city becomes a fetishised fiction that turns out to be real. The music hangs between urban country and western and tired torchsong.

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