Friday, June 26, 2020

East Village-based activist curates BLM art displays in Brooklyn

Text and photos by Stacie Joy

East Village artist/activist Holli Porreca and the team at J&M Special Effects collaborated with NYC-based black artists to project their work onto public spaces, including, recently, the Washington Square Arch.

[Holli Porreca]

[J&M special effects team]

This action, the one I am documenting, is projecting onto two spaces in DUMBO — the walls of St. Ann’s Warehouse and the side of a building near Old Fulton Street and Everit.

Artists selected for this installation are street photographer Kobie Proctor, whose images include several shots from recent Union Square and Astor Place-based peaceful protests. His slideshow is shown on the St. Ann’s Warehouse walls, with permission from the performance space.

[Kobie Proctor]

A few blocks away, the collage work of Patrick Dougher and graphic illustrations of Kiriakos "Yako 440" Prodis are shown...

The team expects to do more site-based Black Lives Matter installations in the days and weeks to come.


elyse said...

This is profound.

Unknown said...

Great project / contribution. Thanks.

Eden Bee said...

Love these projections! Thanks Holli and Scott!