weeksville heritage center project

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A collaboration with Chanan Ben Simon and Emily Twines at Weeksville heritage center with actors: Angella Katherine and Naomi Ricketts

“I heard an Echo” was an immersive video and sound installation piece, and a community party inspired by the 1930s Historic Hunterfly Road House at Weeksville.

What do we talk about when we talk about the the past? What does it mean to be “notable?” How can we bring the beauty of the every-day into focus at Weeksville? Historic Weeksville was one of the earliest free black communities to emerge after emancipation in New York State, and it continued as a distinct community through the end of the 19th century. Today, Weeksville Heritage Center is a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of Weeksville. 

On Saturday, May 11th 2019, we created a poetic journey through a music and image installation in the historic house and hosted an event outside in the garden, which included collaborative crafts and historical games, live music, and traditional food.

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