This video was produced in a year-long collaborative program for 5th-8th graders which took place at Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg, PA. Aptly named “Filmmakers in the House,” the program was funded by the MacArthur and Grable Foundations and provided students in Wilkinsburg with a 3-hour arts class every Saturday during the 1999-2000 school year.
Foley served as the lead artist on the project and for this video worked with Providence, RI artist Richard Goulis. The silhouette vignettes in the video are a student response to Kara Walker’s “Emancipation Approximation,” a site-specific installation at the 1999-2000 Carnegie International. This video begins with footage of the installation as it appeared at that year’s International, and also includes a direct address to Ms. Walker from one of the students in the program. Ms. Walker and the Carnegie Museum allowed Foley permission to record footage of the installation for educational purposes.