A Requiem For Douglass

A Requiem For Douglass
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A Requiem for Douglass is a ritual comprised of many rituals. This interactive video and sculpture installation invites participants to perform the rite of salvaging a brick from the late Brewster-Douglass housing project. (The Brewster-Douglass was the first low-income public housing development in the country, demolished throughout 2014.) Arranged in the form of one of the iconic Douglass Towers, a sculpture of bricks initiates a series of videos when touched. The activated videos present a display of seven rituals performed at the Douglass Towers during their demolition, as well as the demolition itself.

The installation lasts as long as there are bricks remaining.

This project was created by Oren Goldenberg as the final iteration of his series The Future is Changing: Rituals for Spatial Change. You can see the film Brewster Douglass, You're My Brother at : http://www.orengoldenberg.com/videos/40241661

This project is showing as part of ArtX April 9th - April 26th. The opening reception is from 7-11pm April 9th.

Collaborators for A Requiem for Douglass include:

Performers: Gabriel Brass Band
Art Lab J dancers and choreographer Joori Jung
Rowe Niodior African Dance Company
Chace ‘Mic Write’ Morris
Bianca Ibarloucea
St. Augustine and St. Monica Choir
Halima Cassells

Senthil Seveelavanan – Interactive Computer Technologist
Charlie O’Geen – Sculptural Consultant
Ben Wolf – Structural Builder
Yoni Goldstein – Creative Consultant
Ben Friedman – Producer
Rebecca Prosser – Producer
Geoff George – Cinematographer
Zach Takenaga – Camera Operator
Katie Barkel – Camera Operator
Stephen McGee – Camera Operator
Mark Haygen – Sound Recordist
Greg Tom – Archivist
Jessie Doan – Archivist

For more information or other inquiries contact : arequiemfordouglass@gmail.com
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