WHEN THE GROUND BREAKS by ELAINE ANGELOPOULOS
In part of The Kickin’ It group exhibition curated by Suzan Shutan
EXHIBITION: Sunday, MAY 29 – Wednesday, JUNE 8, 2011
Reception: Saturday June 4, 2011 4:00-7:30pm
A giant window map with arranged artifacts and ephemera loaned from residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the Atlantic Yards Project pays homage to the local community conscious of and dedicated to challenge big business and government dealings surrounding the Atlantic Yards Project. With a flyer titled “Loan Me Your Stuff”, Angelopoulos asked residents to loan her anything that reflected their experience of living in Brooklyn pre and post Nets invasion.
The perception she envisioned for her artwork was to translate the Soapbox piece into a public, live, and thriving material archive, reliquary, and or shrine. The array of objects and ephemera combined allow an openly fragmented narrative of the several neighborhoods directly affected by the changes that bind them together.
Angelopoulos extends a big thank you those who donated items to the installation, who donated funds on Kickstarter, to Jimmy Greenfield, Director of Soapbox Gallery, and to Suzan Shutan, Curator of the Kickin’ It Exhibition.
Saturday June 4th, 2011 2:00 – 4:00pm (and through opening)
Sunday June 5th, 2011 4:00 – 6:00pm
Angelopoulos will be recording locals and visitors who wish to recollect their thoughts on urban change and development.
Contact info: Apoulet@earthlink.net
To view the video shown on the installation monitor: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1399894388/when-the-ground-breaks?ref=live