Crescent x Hunter Street
July 17-19, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, July 17, 6-9pm
On view: July 18-19, 11-6pm
106 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
AMO Studios is proud to present Crescent x Hunter Street, the first solo show by artist Jeesu Kim. For the exhibition the artist is displaying a new two channel video accompanied by a series of photographs.
Crescent x Hunter Street examines the slow and almost imperceptible process of gentrification around Court Square in Long Island City, an area caught between neighborhoods that have been gentrified and those that have been left behind. In Crescent x Hunter Street, Kim exposes the silent, pervasive processes of gentrification and the inaudible noise of restructuration. While this is specific in the location, it also exemplifies a microcosm of the constant changes from socio-economic shifts.
In order to encapsulate the sensibility of the place, the project restages a famous scene from Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt, in which the married couple, Paul and Camille, goes through a drawn-out, subdued, and yet intense quarrel around love. This restaging is combined with scenes in which the actors activate the streets around the Court Square area through deliberate movements and gestures.