About the Project
Klip Collective, led by video and light artist Ricardo Rivera, integrated a larger-than-life video projection with critical and celebratory storytelling in South Philadelphia’s Marconi Plaza. Passage :: Migration channeled the surnames of South Philadelphia’s generations of immigrants into one immersive experience: “The names pass over and around the viewer in waves; projected on translucent planes of fabric and smoke, creating a floating sensation. By entering, the viewer is an active part of the installation, as the projections wash over their body. Like this country, once you enter, you are a part of it,” says Rivera. The work was installed for a special one-night-only performance in Marconi Plaza on Saturday, October 28.
Major support for Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia’s five squares provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. An expanded artist roster and projects at additional neighborhood sites made possible by the William Penn Foundation. Lead corporate support provided by Bank of America. Generous additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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