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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 participation.
The process had three phases, Mapping, Constructing and Wishes. With the hospital as the center, participants were asked to draw and write streets from the surrounding neighborhood. The process was open for each participant to correct one another.
After mapping the area, the participants suggested places which were then built as maquettes. They also contributed objects, fliers and posters. The final stage incorporated suggestions and wishes for the neighborhood. The process was documented using still images, combined 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 continuous negotiations between individuals.
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