The first in a new series of video projection artworks commissioned by the Brooklyn Public Library, The Brooklyn Gaze will transform the facade of the Brooklyn Library into an immersive, animated canvas, and the library plaza into an arena of animated conversation. BPL Presents in collaboration with visual artists Mark Read and Jeanne Angel, have produced a unique, original piece that aims to spark critical community dialogue on the most pressing social and political issues of our time. This first edition of the Brooklyn Gaze: Erasure and Revelation will be a multimedia event that you won't want to miss. In addition to live video projections underscored by composer Paul Brill, the audience will be treated to a musical set by Grammy-nominated duo Les Nubians. Erasure and Revelation will amplify and electrify the thoughts of such diverse and essential thinkers as Martin Luther King Jr., Black Elk, W.E.B. Du Bois, Hannah Arendt and Sojourner Truth. By sharing their enduring eloquence in public, and revealing the urgent questions hidden within their most famous writings, Erasure and Revelation will activate the archive of wisdom that is the Public Library System.
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