Progress

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Abstract

A reflection on the ongoing processes of gentrification Progress was projected onto architecture in the Williamsburg part of Brooklyn in May 2012 as part of an outdoor exhibition Speculation and Spectacle curated by Rogue Arts. It was showed again on the Brooklyn waterfront as part of the Greenpoint Film Festival in June 2012. The exhibition was a response to the current wave of gentrifiation of the Williamsburg district. First of three videos, Progress reflects back to the post-war 1950s re-development of a residential area of Brighton. Houses bought by families were classed as slums and razed for the construction of blocks of flats, with an aim to provide better housing. This video critically examines the concept of modern architecture and progress. It contains archival material from The Brighton History Centre, which narrates the experiences of the a Brighton resident living in the Albion Hill area of Brighton. The sounds are recordings from construction sites. Their continuous looping functions as a reminder of the ongoing nature of gentrification.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2012
Eventother - Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, US, 3 May; Greenpoint, Brooklyn, US, 21 June 2012
Duration: 3 May 2012 → …

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