If you happen to be walking around the East Village these days, you will notice a vibrant new art installation against some of its concrete backdrops. Simply entitled Bridge, this work by local artist Katie Green is a result of creating, workshopping and, ultimately, shining a spotlight on the people of the East Village who wanted to share their own stories. Green graciously took some time to answer a few questions about the installation.
This installation is a fascinating and thought-provoking look at the people of the East Village — can you explain what this installation is about?
Bridge is essentially a project that looks into the different ways a person can express themselves and how that can create a common and connected experience among people from different walks of life. Bridge brings together 13 participants from different community groups in East Village to explore how wearing a mask, or embodying a different character, can help create a unique space for someone to express their story. How does anonymity actually empower someone to share themselves with the outside world?
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