Boston AIR Project: Traces of Wind and Water, on view Oct 13-Nov 14
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Altering the City: Video Landscape

Traces of Wind and Water

A video installation by Georgie Friedman
City of Boston, Artist in Residence Program: Boston AIR 2016

Georgie Friedman, Traces of Wind and Water, Site-specific Video Installation, Strand Theatre, Dorchester, MA, 2016

October 13 - November 14, 2016
Nightly, dusk to 11pm

Outside, on the upper, brick, south-facing wall
543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125


Best seen near the intersection of Columbia Rd and Hancock St 
Approx. Address: 530 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125 
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Monday, November 14 | Strand Theatre | Open to the public

Other events TBA - Please check | Exhibits for updates


Traces of Wind and Water: 
This video installation is made up 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. 


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and is made possible through the Boston Artists in Residence Program of the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Department of Neighborhood Development and the Parks and Recreation Department. 

Additional support was generously provided by luminArtz of Boston, MA.

Statement from the artist:

Georgie Friedman: Traces of Wind and Water
Traces of Wind and Water was based on researching the history of the site: Upham's corner has been a vibrant neighborhood for hundreds of years and The Strand Theatre is itself historic, built in 1918 as a "movie and vaudeville palace," so projecting moving-image content on to it ties directly with that history. Looking to the land - before Dorchester was annexed to Boston in 1870, it was a rural farming community for over two-hundred years. Prior to that, Native Americans from many tribes including the Wampanoag, Pequot, Nipmuck, and the Massachuset, had developed agriculture in the region, used the woods for hunting and were highly skilled in navigating the waters. And to look even further back, past the thousands of years native tribes were on the land, over 16,000 years ago, glaciers (that had covered the state with thousands of feet of ice during the last Ice Age) began to retreat. The glacier's deposits and the water from the ice melt, shaped many of the rock, land and water formations of the region. I chose to highlight the site's connection to these many layers of complex history, wanting us to be aware of our present moment, our feet on the ground, our eyes to the sky, but to feel connected to the larger world, the larger history, remembering that through it all, there has been the wind, and the water. 

In the NEWS:  Here’s the story behind the new nature-inspired installation in Upham’s Corner


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