Jeesu Kim's "Crescent x Hunter Street" at AMO, July 17th

Jeesu Kim - Crescent x Hunter Street (Video Still)
Jeesu Kim, Crescent x Hunter Street, Video Still, 2014

Video artist and photographer Jeesu Kim will be premiering a new series of work this Thursday at AMO Studios, titled Crescent x Hunter Street.

Crescent x Hunter Street examines the slow and almost imperceptible process of gentrification around Court Square in Long Island City, an area caught between neighborhoods that have been gentrified and those that have been left behind. In Crescent x Hunter Street, Kim exposes the silent, pervasive processes of gentrification and the inaudible noise of restructuration. While this is specific in the location, it also exemplifies a microcosm of the constant changes from socio-economic shifts.

In order to encapsulate the sensibility of the place, the project restages a famous scene from Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt, in which the married couple, Paul and Camille, goes through a drawn-out, subdued, and yet intense quarrel around love. This restaging is combined with scenes in which the actors activate the streets around the Court Square area through deliberate movements and gestures.

Crescent x Hunter Street opens on July 17th, 2014
with a reception for the artist from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
at AMO Studios, 106 Eldridge Street, New York, NY, 10002

Crescent x Hunter Street will be on view from July 17th to July 19th,
from 11am to 6pm, on the 18th and 19th.

Also, make sure to check out Jeesu’s 5×5 here! /