Help us build Hut #7! Share your North Brooklyn stories! Join us for breakfast on March 31st!
Jill has been invited to build Hut #7at St. Nicks Alliance’s new building in the renovated former outpatient building of Greenpoint Hospital. Hut#7 is part of St. Nicks’ new arts program, Arts@Renaissance which is based out of the garden level of the building at 2 Kingsland Ave. The project will launch with an event on Earth Day, April 22 and host events through June 2012. But Jill has already begun collecting trash and doing research about the neighborhood as she gathers ideas for this latest hut.
Jill Sigman is a North Brooklyn-based choreographer and multi-media artist who makes live performance and visual installations (www.thinkdance.org). For the past two years she has been building huts out of found and re-purposed materials (basically, trash). The huts are sculptures, dwellings, and stages—sites for performance and community discussions on the critical issues of garbage, environment and housing.
HOW CAN YOU HELP:
We need your stories, photos, videos and documents! Jill is working with cultural anthropologist Gillian Goslinga and students from their Ritual, Health, and Healing course at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut to capture the stories of our neighborhood and the critical issues we face as a community through interviews, and video recordings during three visits to Brooklyn. The resulting projects will be displayed at a community celebration on April 22 and will be available to community members as archives for future use.
The first meeting will be on March 31st. Join us for breakfast to find out more about the project and share your stories of North Brooklyn. Bring a photo, video, object, or piece of trash if you like!
Saturday, March 31
Breakfast at 9a, Meeting 10a- 1p
Arts@Renaissance/ St. Nicks Alliance
2 Kingsland Avenue, Garden Level
(corner of Maspeth Ave.)
Closest Train: Graham Ave. L