New Albany Now
Two year outdoor architectural video projection, New Albany, Indiana, 2013-2015
This architectural video projection, organized and funded by The Carnegie Center for Art and History’s Public Art Project and the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, was on display in downtown, New Albany, Indiana for two years, from June 2013- June 2015. The work consisted of an outdoor projected video on the historic building on State Street that now houses Wicks Pizza. Using projection mapping software and large venue projection technologies, the video highlighted the profile of the building that had was once standing next to the historic building that currently holds a pizza restaurant.
By gathering home videos created by residents of the area that were captured of New Albany or in New Albany, the work highlighted the contemporary history of the city, as documented by residents, while also calling attention to the fleeting, yet dominant nature of our built environment and the architectural history of the city. Residents of the region were asked to participate by uploading their own videos using a file-sharing web page.
The work was completely automated and weatherproof.