Projected: Engine 212
Installation by Aslihan Demirtas & Nandini Bagchee
Friday Sept. 24th, 2010 8pm-11pm
Engine 212 Firehouse: 134 Wythe Ave. Williamsburg B’klyn
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: starting at 8pm on Friday, community, activism and artists will come together to breathe life into the vacant Engine 212 Firehouse, creating an evening in the spirit of the ad-hoc events/exhibition of Williamsburg in decades past.
The interior of the firehouse, despite its shambolic state, is a charged environment. One that rallied a community to mobilize and unite, and generated the momentum that will ultimately allow for Engine 212 to become a publicly-owned community center. The exhibition will focus on the interior as a repository of the past, when the cavernous space housed operating fire engines. Using the ephemeral medium of projected light, Aslihan Demirtas and Nandini Bagchee will ruminate on the latent possibilities of this vacant interior. The installation will speculate on the context, surroundings and history of the building, while alluding to its future as a place to experiment, and create a new arena for debate and discussion.
Crispus Attucks Ensemble & Alper Yilmaz Electroacoustic Trio will perform and engage the audience by inviting them to read selected texts from community and activism related literature. Featuring music composed and performed by: Crispus Attucks Ensemble: Kevin Russell, music/direction & Alper Yilmaz Electroacoustic Trio with Nick Kadajski, Rick Parker, and Alper Yilmaz.
The exhibition is free and takes place from 8pm to 11pm at 134 Wythe Ave. btw. N. 8thand N. 9th streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.