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Flatbushtopia/ A place to be (Exerpt): stop motion animation, 1'30"


Organized and Commissioned by No Longer Empty
Art CG-91 King's County Hospital


This project is a diorama like portrait of the Flatbush neighborhood that surrounds the Kings County Hospital developed with public participatory.
The process had three phases, Mapping, Constructing and Wishes. Centering the hospital, participants were asked to draw and write streets that surrounds the hospital. The process is open for each participants to correct one another.
From mapping the area the project developed in to places suggestions from participants as well as objects contribution for the project. The final stage was suggestions of wishes for the neighborhood.
The process was documented using still images, accumulated to become a stop motion animation.
The intention of this interactive project is to facilitate the learning and sharing of knowledge between participants as well as to engage in a creative process that can trigger awareness and memory of the everyday. In this project I'm interested in exploring how places/ spaces are communally imagined, acknowledged and modified through continuos negotiations between individuals.

 

 

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