The Traces of Wind and Water installation in Dorchester
BOSTON – Friday, October 21, 2016 – The City of Boston’s Office of Arts and Culture today announced the unveiling of a video installation Traces of Wind and Water at the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner, Dorchester. Created by Georgie Friedman, Traces of Wind and Water will be projected onto the outside of the Strand nightly through November 14, 2016, from dusk until 11 p.m.
As a City of Boston Artist-in-Residence (AIR), Friedman worked closely with the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) and the Parks and Recreation Department to create the large-scale installation, bringing video of natural elements to existing architecture in Dorchester.
Traces of Wind and Water is comprised of three sections: One section visually replants large trees on the site, their swaying tops visible from the street below; another transforms the Strand into an architectural/natural waterfall with a constant flow; and in the third, wild grasses spring up and dance in the wind. The sections rotate throughout the evening. The installation is best viewed near 531 Columbia Road, at the intersection of Columbia Road & Hancock St.
Georgie Friedman will be onsite on Saturday, October 22 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, November 6 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 pm to talk informally about the project with the public.
About Boston AIR (Artists-in-Residence):
Through Boston AIR, artists are embedded into City of Boston agencies and work alongside staff to integrate art and creative thinking into municipal processes and policies. Artists are supported as agents of reflection, collaboration and activism, whether through process-oriented practice, direct community engagement, or as leaders of system-wide change projects, while expanding their own civic and social artistic practices. For more information, please visit here.