Listening event at Union Docs in Brooklyn this Sunday – this sounds awesome! (pun intended) Details below.
Sunday, October 16 at 7:30pm, $9 suggested donation.– 322 Union Avenue
Nick Yulman and participants Steve Smith, Marion Smith, Mark Wayne Thomas, Geri Pacheco in attendance for discussion.
This project presented audio oral histories about North Brooklyn through listening stations situated in construction fences and on the street. This created serendipitous encounters for passers-by, inviting them to engage with neighborhood’s history while standing at sites of its developing future. Starting in the fall of 2010, Yulman and the The North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (nbART) reached out to community members, including long term residents, business owners and leaders, from Williamsburg and Greenpoint to record their stories about the neighborhood.
We will feature selected recordings, ranging from family immigration stories to accounts of the 1975 sit-in at the People’s Firehouse. From July through September, the project was installed at sites throughout Williamsburg, including the McCarren Park Pool and the Triangle Court construction site, a few blocks away from UnionDocs. This event marks the closing of Yulman’s public sound installation and oral history project.
This project is sponsored in part by funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council. The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn provided additional support.