1. Abigail DeVille's Flair for the Dramatic | ART21 "New York Close Up"


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    How do you get your audience to touch the art? Artist Abigail DeVille constructs the set for a premiere performance of Adrienne Kennedy's play "She Talks to Beethoven" (1989) at the JACK arts center in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Theater director Charlotte Brathwaite describes the play’s dreamlike style and time-bending narrative: an American expatriate in 1960’s Ghana "converses" with Beethoven in early 1800s Vienna. DeVille draws parallels between the play’s temporal cross-cutting and theoretical physics—specifically the concept of wormholes, or passageways in the space-time continuum—as well as the hidden histories and absences that mark the African American experience. To create the sculptural set titled "Intersection" (2014), DeVille and Brathwaite drill holes into wooden flats, linking them together to form two concentric ellipses. Acquiring cast-off materials through the Recycled Artist in Residency program in Philadelphia, DeVille describes what attracts her to the discarded: "Material already has so much information trapped inside of it. It has whatever it’s chemically made up of, its physical and chemical properties, whoever owned it, loved it, and threw it away...What can you improve on that?" In a performance set to Beethoven's "Fidelio," the actors move fluidly through the dramatically lit set, sharing the sculptural space with an equally mobile audience. "You can hold an audience captive," marvels DeVille, who is fascinated by the possibilities a theatrical context can provide. The film also documents DeVille at work in a residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Features the installations "New York at Dawn" (2010), "Dark Star" (2010), "Dark Day" (2012), "'If I don't think I'm sinking, look at what a hole I'm in'" (2012), "Street Life: A Vortex" (2012), and "XXXXXXX" (2013); and includes music by Ludwig van Beethoven—"Egmont, Op. 84"; "Symphony No 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55"; "Coriolan Overture, Op. 62"; "Fidelio, Op. 72"—performed by the Musopen Symphony. Abigail DeVille (b. 1981, New York, New York, USA) lives and works in the Bronx, New York. Learn more about the artist at: http://www.art21.org/newyorkcloseup/artists/abigail-deville/ "She Talks to Beethoven" (1989) at JACK, Brooklyn, NY: http://www.jackny.org/she-talks-to-beethoven.html Studio Museum in Harlem: http://www.studiomuseum.org/ CREDITS | ART21 "New York Close Up" Created & Produced by: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Editor: Erin Casper. Cinematography: Amitabh Joshi & Erik Spink. Sound: Nick Ravich. Associate Producer: Ian Forster. Design & Graphics: Crux Studio, Open. Artwork: Abigail DeVille. Music: Musopen Symphony. Thanks: Hao Bai, Charlotte Brathwaite, Gabriel DeLeon, David Dempewolf, Antonio DeVille, Billy Dufala, Alec Duffy, Fern Gookin, Elizabeth Gwinn, JACK, Adrienne Kennedy, Eric N. Mack, Jason Mitja, Natalie Paul, Paul Pryce, Recycled Artist in Residency, Revolution Recovery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Lucia Thomé, Hannah Wasileski, Yuka Yokoyama, and Yi Zhao. An Art21 Workshop Production. © Art21, Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. ART21 "New York Close Up" is supported, in part, by The Lambent Foundation; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and by individual contributors.

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    • Ace Elijah "Dreamland"


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      The official music video for the song Dreamland written by Ace Elijah. From the album 'Dreamland' available at http://music.aceelijah.com/album/dreamland Shot and edited by: Interline Films Walking scenes shot by: Jonathan DePaso SONG CREDITS: Vocals & Guitar: Ace Elijah Bass: Scott Colberg Piano: Daniel Meron Drums, String Arrangements: Dan Pugach Violin: Christiana Liberis Violin: Jane Kittredge Viola: Cory Ramey Cello: Amber Docters Van Leeuwen String arrangements written by Dan Pugach Produced by: Ace Elijah Engineered and Mastered by: Mor Mezrich

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      • A few days in January 2007


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        Scenes from New Jersey, Manhattan, Brooklyn. Featuring Rick, Lenny, subways, PATH, 55 Lexington, Mary the cat, Broken Angel house, clinton hill

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        • Afropunk 2009


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          • After Earthquake - Clinton Hill, Brooklyn - August 2011


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            I was working in the apartment when it started to wobble as it sometimes does on the fourth floor. A man outside shouted, "You feel it too?" I went to the window. He was talking with a woman on the second floor of the next building. "Call the Police," she said. He was holding his phone. "No, I just talked to my girl. She felt it too. It's happening all over." I decided it was time to go out for a sandwich. Near the deli there was a truck filled with steel plates and a small crane. It was stopped in the middle of the street. The doors were open and the radio was on loud so everyone could hear. ~~ tremors ~~ ~~ 5.8 ~~ ~~ New York ~~ "I felt my truck start to wobble," the driver said. "And I was like, what's going on with my truck?!" At the deli the guy who made my "veggie hero" sandwich said he didn't feel a thing. I think he must have been too light on his feet. You know, with the lunch rush.

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            • Aidah Muhammad


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              We asked Ms. Muhammad what makes her a part of the community. For her, it's helping to organize a festival she has attended since she was a little girl.

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              • A Star in Brooklyn


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                After literally losing his words at an Open Mic Night, Brooklyn-based poet Miles finds the inspiration he didn't know he was looking for.

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                • Atchudta, Owner of Sister's Community Hardware on Fulton


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                  This interview turned into a verite shoot when a hard nosed customer interrupted our session.

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                  • BK Live 1/6/15: Jack


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                    Alec Duffy (Co-founder / Artistic Director) and Shauntee Henry (Business Manager) discuss their performing arts center in Clinton Hill, Jack, and the future of arts in Brooklyn. Original air date: Jan 6, 2015 BRICartsmedia.org/bkindiemedia

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                    • BK Live 2/20/14: Sinners & Saints Festival segment


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                      Imani Uzuri (Curator) discusses black vernacular and the upcoming Sinners & Saints festival happening in Clinton Hill with Matthew D. Morrison (Musicologist). Original air date: Feb 20, 2014 BRICartsmedia.org/bkindiemedia

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