Tracy Abbott Szatan, Ashleigh Alexandria, David Andersson, Sue Beyer, Sarah Borruso, Conor Daly, Lee Greene, Hyemi Kim, Ianthe Jackson, Raji Jagadeesan, Christopher Kaczmarek, John Knecht, Karel van Laere, Ryan Andrew Lee, Jaclyn McKay, Robin Mödder, Jenn Ruff, Rebecca Shapass, Silkblade, Kate Stone, Ondine Viñao
The future, conceptually exciting, mysterious, hopeful and terrifying, will soon be the mundanity of our daily lives. While flying cars and hover boards (regrettably) seem unlikely, so much else remains perfectly unknowable. Will we survive the various historical moments of the year 2020 to transcend our daily struggles together, holding hands and dancing in Utopic bliss a decade later? Or will we slide into unfathomable ignorance and fall like lemmings into a new dark age? And where will the robots/algorithms/intergalactic aliens [check all that apply] fit in? Or is it possible that the year 2031 will be so much more boring than all that?
STTW 2031 is a time capsule, a collection of visions, hopes, and warnings of how we think 2031 might end up. It is a delirious daydream of various future timelines conjured 10 years early and transmitted directly into the mind’s eye of the public onto the walls of the one of the world’s largest cities.
PARTS 1 & 2 - BROWNSVILLE
AT PHOENIX COMMUNITY GARDEN
2037 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11233
THURSDAY, JUNE 17TH
Event starts at 7PM, Screening at 9PM
The sun sets. A small audience gathers on the sidewalk. Other New Yorkers rush past, some without noticing the large projection just above their line of sight. Others stop for a couple minutes to take in the spectacle. A video, over two stories tall, glows on a nearby wall.
Kylah Benes-Trapp and Francesca Mirabella
"The Virgin Artiste"
Sound by Andrew Black
We are STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL, a guerrilla Arts collective that projects video art onto walls throughout NYC. We scour the city for blank building facades, willing canvases waiting above busy avenues or hovering over quiet gardens and empty lots. With every screening, we incorporate art into the cityscape, merging it with New York’s varied architecture, bringing it out of the rigid structures of galleries & exhibitions, and delivering it directly to the masses.