Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018



Words of Wisdom: Participatory Stop-Motion Animation, Ongoing

Thursday, June 02 2016 - Tuesday, May 17 2016

Would you like to participate in Ezra Wube’s ongoing stop-motion animation Words of Wisdom? This project relies on the contributions and engagement of passerby and neighbors on 165th St. in order to continue building up the layers that complete a portrait of the neighborhood.

Hours are 1pm – 5pm on the following dates: Friday, June 3, Friday, June 10 Saturday, June 11, Friday, June 17, Saturday, June 18, Friday, June 24, Saturday, June 25, Friday, July 1, Saturday, July 2, Friday, July 8, Saturday, July 9, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16. For more information, please email contemporary.animation@gmail.com

Commissioned for the exhibition Jameco Exchange, Words of Wisdom is an interactive stop-motion animation conceived by mixed media artist Ezra Wube. Prior to the exhibition, he walked around the neighborhood visiting stores and engaging passersby, asking for their own “words of wisdom” or a small material object to contribute to a painting of the 165th streetscape. From these materials, Wube creates a storyboard that translates words and materials into images and text through animation. Words of Wisdom—which also incorporates small objects that he gathered on his walks through Jamaica—will continue to evolve throughout the course of the exhibition. The artist will be present on-site each week to engage visitors who can contribute to the piece by drawing, painting, adding small objects or collaging. The animation-in-progress will be projected as it develops, above the working canvas, creating a collective portrait of the neighborhood.

Related Exhibition:  Jameco Exchange

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