Vacant America and Klip Collective's Debut at Bok
Vacant America is the vision of Klip Collective artists to create a series of video installations uncovering physical memories and visual residues from America's forgotten and changing spaces. With the first installment in the former Girls’ Gymnasium of Bok, this project seeks to capture the history and tangible memories contained in the former school.
The exhibit includes large-scale projections on sculptural elements accompanied by a soundscape of archival, interview, and ambience audio. In the middle of the room, school desks and chairs are stacked in orderly rows ascending over thirteen feet in the air before tumbling into abstract chaos. Video projections fill the room as names and portraits paint the walls and ceilings. Over the summer, the content of the projections will evolve, adding new audio and images.
The installation will run through the month of June on Wednesdays (6-9 pm), Fridays (6-9pm) and Saturdays (3-6pm). The entrance can be found on Mifflin Street closer to S 8th Street across from the Southwark School parking lot. Admission is free.
Come see it for yourself and tell your friends!