Neighborhood: Fort Greene
Media:Mural; Mixed Media; Film/Video; Photography; Installation; Digital/Web-based; Drawing; Painting; Public/Site Specific;
Genre:Design; Feminist; Documentary; Collaborative; Popular Imagery; Minimal; Domestic; Portraiture; Painterly; Consumer Culture; Figurative; Representational; Landscape; Language; Public; Information; Narrative; Social Criticism; Urban; Text;
38TH ST 2 PM, an installation, is a meditation on a typical block of the Fashion District of Manhattan, 38th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, a block with plenty of New York City diversity, and without the high-rise apartment buildings and hotels that have been built on many blocks in the area. The installation created a flowing stream of intimately scaled images, video and sound that encircle the walls of the gallery to immerse the visitor in the atmosphere of the block and capture the energy, variety, color, intensity, and unceasing relentlessness of Fashion District daily life. In this video Diana Leidel and Cat Del Buono describe the installation and the process of creating it.
This multi-media installation is a collaboration between artists and neighbors Cat Del Buono and Diana Leidel. The 5x7 photographs, taken with an iphone, encircle the gallery walls and are seamlessly accompanied by an occasional small video screen as part of the stream of images. These images and sounds surround viewers with the activity and energy of a busy city block.