When you go to America from Ella Wang Olsson on Vimeo

The summer of 2019 was the first time I ever traveled to America. It was a surreal 2 weeks of meeting old friends and wandering for hours in the big city I had only seen on screens before. As a token of this trip and a comment of my experience in America, I made this Video together with my brother.

The idea came from one long day in New York on a bench by a canal. I sat there listening to the sound of the water as well as the sound of passing runners with loud boomboxes, filming the horizon and picking up on a rhythm for a song. This pushed me to film more of my observations in America, and finally into a collaborative work with my brother. So once I got back to The Hague, I used my time to finish this video.