Permanence: Part One

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Permanence: Part One

A site specific photography installation
Created by Nathan Kensinger
March 2017

Permanence: Part One is a photography installation inside an abandoned building on the Brooklyn waterfront. Each photograph documents a Brooklyn industrial landmark that was demolished during the past decade. These photos, exposed to the elements, will fade, crumble and be destroyed along with the structure housing them – a historic 1880’s warehouse that has been left to collapse.

Permanence is an ongoing series of site-specific installations that engage the visible and invisible artifacts of Brooklyn’s post-industrial waterfront, placing photographs and other documentation inside the remains of historic industrial structures, in installations that are both temporary and permanent, and that are deliberately hidden from view. These installations mark the sites of monumental forgotten landmarks that, had they survived, would have told the story of our current civilization.

 

 

 

 

  • All images © Nathan Kensinger 2016