b.1980, Ethiopia

Future Past, 2017

Stop motion animation
Minutes 5:03

Ezra Wube’s work references the notion of past and present. His videos, which have a stop-motion effect generated from photos of continually re-worked paintings, delve into the history and changing landscape of cities around the world. In Future Past, Wube captured the unique character of man-made Miami Beach, from its origins as a mangrove swamp to its Art Deco heyday and the neon-nightlife playground of today.

Future Past is made possible through the generous support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Knight Arts Challenge Grant with matching funds provided by The Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation, Inc., Stephen H. Cypen, President; Isabel and Marvin Leibowitz; and Woolems Construction