Lora Robertson & Kevin Draper are Satellite CollectiveGran Jericho | Vote Code 63248

Grand Rapids Mi, New York NY
http://www.artprize.org/63248
Time-Based
Film, Architectural intervention 2016

Artist Statement

A permanent gift for the community: Rehabilitate the façade of the church to its original appearance. Renovate the bell tower. Landscape the front yard with a grove of cherry trees that represent a congregation. The exterior signage will be used to show a short film, with the score playing invisibly in the grove near and around the sign. The sign has two faces, and so would the film. The film is: A narrative describing the identity shift of Maria, a long time Roosevelt Park resident, who came to Michigan as a migrant worker but then planted a prolific garden for her own pleasure. This is personal narrative of the life of neighborhood inhabitants, told in a fantastical manner with live action and stop motion animation, and woven together with elements of neighborhood gardens. This film is the sermon that will be preached by the church sign, as the Angel looks down from the tower on its congregation.

Reflexión del Artista

Un obsequio permanente para la comunidad: Restaurar la fachada de la iglesia a su aspecto original. Renovar la torre de la campana. Embellecer el patio delantero con un bosquecillo de cerezos que representan una congregación. Los letreros exteriores se usarán para proyectar una película breve y la música se oirá como un mensaje fantasmal desde el bosquecillo, cerca y entorno al letrero. El letrero tiene dos caras y también la película. La película es una narrativa que describe el cambio de identidad de María, residente de Roosvelt Park durante mucho tiempo, que vino a Michigan como trabajadora migratoria pero luego plantó un prolífico jardín para su propio placer. Esta es una narrativa personal de la vida de los habitantes del vecindario, que se cuenta de modo fantástico con imágenes reales y animación cuadro por cuadro, entrelazadas con elementos de jardines vecinos. Esta película es el sermón que se predicará en el letrero de la iglesia, mientras el ángel observa a su congregación desde la torre.

Bio 

Satellite Collective is a non-profit, interdisciplinary group based in New York City. Functioning as an arts incubator, they generate accessible creative opportunities for artists in the performing and visual arts. Satellite Collective builds global artist coalitions to achieve innovative art exhibitions, structured by intersecting diverse mediums of art.

This project was supported through an Artist Seed Grant from the Frey Foundation