Arts Happening Series: June 11th FREE

Animation Feast & This place is ours / We are this place
Adel Kerpely, JiHyun Ahn and Elizabeth Otten

Friday June 11th, 2010
Engine 212 Firehouse: 134 Wythe Ave. Williamsburg B’klyn

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: starting at 7pm on Friday, community, activism and artists come together to breathe life into the vacant Engine 212 Firehouse, creating an evening in the spirit of the art happenings and ad-hoc events/exhibition of the old Williamsburg days.

Animation Feast is a collection of short animations by Adel Kerpely and JiHyun Ahn. Each introduces an extraordinary character going on its journey; Ghost from the other side, world wanderer empress, hungry man in danger, wiggly giant washcloths and a bird who breaks through the limits of this physical world. “Our personal creatures bring life to the abandoned historical building of the firehouse.”

This place is ours / We are this place is Elizabeth Otten’s site-specific video installation inspired by the physical and emotional presence of “The People's Firehouse”. This new work reflects upon the history of the building and how the sacrifices of people who occupied it for 16 months in the 70s, people who fought in 2003, and the people rebuilding it now are alive in the architecture. A meditation on the concept that people can imbue a place with an indelible essence and importance, the installation bridges the building’s past and future in its uniquely reciprocal relationship with the community.

The exhibition is free and takes place from 7pm to 10pm at 134 Wythe Ave. btw. N. 8th and N. 9th Streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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