Creative Time’s year-long program Democracy in America: The National Campaign culminates in the Convergence Center: a major exhibition, participatory project space, and meeting hall mounted in New York City’s Park Avenue Armory just in time for election season.
My video includes an interview with Chitra Ganesh talking about Index of the Disappeared. The show goes from playful to thoughful, to terrifying to silly with everything scattered throughout the huge Park Avenue Armory. I enjoyed exploring the building, you have access up to the fourth floor. I shot it early Sunday afternoon before the performers and speakers were scheduled. The unknown Karaoke guy at the end was the only person with guts enough to lay it all out on the line while I was there.
643 Park Avenue at 66th Street, Manhattan
Noon to 10PM – $free
Continues through September 27
The main hall, viewed from the second floor Moose room.
Never Forget, Never Forgive, They Left Us to Die – Dread Scott
Kissing President Bush – Rachel Mason
The Waterboard Thrill Ride – Steve Powers
These are the instructions posted outside the booth that was originally in Coney Island.
Of the people, by the people, for the people. – Steve Lambert. Here the Pentagon was re-imagined with Cthulhu getting involved.
This person thought the building would serve us better as the Department of Cheeses.