“Vacant Buildings, Vanished Dreams” multimedia guided art walk: Test & Conversation

Date(s) - Friday 04/15/2016 - 04/16/2016
10:00 pm - 12:00 am

What:  “Vacant Buildings, Vanished Dreams” Installation: Test and Conversation
A multimedia guided art walk, led by neighborhood ambassadors, through one block in North Troy.

Where: we will start at Freedom Square (the mystical corner where 5th and 6th Avenues meet 101st Street, a block from the Hudson River in North Troy, NY) and then walk together around the block.

Following the guided walk, a wrap-up conversation with reflections on multi-media installation strategies will enhance future guided multimedia art walks.

Please note! This is our first test of guided walks and mutlimedia installations for “Vacant Buildings, Vanished Dreams.” Heads up: this will not be a polished presentation, rather a first run on an exciting opportunity! Also, in this awesome map below, the videos are rough cuts for this test!


Vacant Buildings, Vanished Dreams is a series of digital stories expressing working people’s economic, social and personal experiences struggling to survive in the midst of urban blight.  This pilot project will create digital stories which will be presented as a guided walk by neighborhood ambassadors to stories triggered through multimedia sites on vacant buildings and locations on one block in North Central Troy — surrounding The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

The stories will share the impact of economically distressed urban neighborhoods on working families.  Living among abandoned buildings and decay, workers will share experiences a s homeowners whose properties have plummeted in value, fears for their family’s safety, and the daily challenge they face while struggling against great odds. 

Featuring media artists Julie Capser Roth, Brenda Ann Kenneally and Melissa Sarris, produced by Branda Miller, a production of The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

Guided walk presented by neighborhood ambassadors and local participants, including Jerry Ford, Sean Mclean, Mac Henderson, Joyce Henderson, and Felipe Colón.

This project is supported by Workforce Development Institute Art of Labor Program, and will be a public art installation this fall featured by Breathing Lights’ Troy Hub, The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

For more information, call the Sanctuary, @ 518-272-2390, or email [email protected]