Ground Reclaimed

 

Ground Reclaimed

A site specific video installation
Created by Nathan Kensinger and Nate Dorr
Flux Factory, Hunter’s Point South Park, Queens
June 10, 2022

Ground Reclaimed was a site specific installation, layering images of the lost landscapes of Hunter’s Point South onto the structures and species that replaced them. In 2015, a decades-old wild forest and meadow ecosystem on the coast of Long Island City was completely demolished to make way for Hunter’s Point South Park and a series of new residential towers. This installation projected “Reclaimed Ground” – the artists’ 2016 film exploring these now-vanished woodlands – and three newly created video pieces, walking viewers through the landscape of trees, flowers, birds and insects that were destroyed to create this new neighborhood.

Ground Reclaimed was created as part of Creekworthy, a series of public art events curated by the Flux Factory.

   

 

 

 

 

  • All images © Nathan Kensinger 2022