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Shnbt (Excerpt): Video/ drawing animation, monitor in a mattboard, 3' 24"
In this piece I depict the events that occurred on my journey to find 726 Gates Avenue. A possible internet hoax, the place allegedly served as a community center for the first Ethiopian migrants to Brooklyn NY as early as 1953. When I arrived at the location there was no such address.
I went to visit the location multiple times. Frames of animation were drawn from memory from my first visit. On subsequent visits I video documented the places and interactions I had along the way. I then combined the drawings and videos in an effort to imagine, find, retell and parallel the experiences.
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