A tall, gangly redhead wearing ice-blue contact lenses is at an Occupy Wall Street rally. “I’m here demonstrating for the people,” he says jubilantly, holding aloft a banana peel. Then, suddenly, his mood shifts, and he looks shaken. “The problem is, I don’t know if I’m the 1 percent or the 99 percent. I was never any good at math.” He snaps out of it and begins dancing with a nearby group of protestors. Seconds later, he points excitedly at a Fidel Castro impersonator whom he mistakes for the genuine article, and dashes up to him. “Habla Español?”
The Occupy rally is but one stop on the madcap romp through some 50 New York City locations—the Apple Store, Nathan’s hot dog eating contest, a Chelsea gallery opening, Balthazar—that constitutes Swiss-born artist Olaf Breuning’s new film, Home 3: Homage to New York, set to premiere at the Swiss Institute on September 4. Like its predecessors in the series, Home 1 and Home 2, which were set in far-flung locales like Machu Picchu, Paris, Ghana and Tokyo, this one stars the artist’s good friend Brian Kerstetter as a loony tourist. But the new film brings Mr. Breuning closer to the place that, for the past 10 years, he’s actually called home.