ArtBloc: Upward Mobility

Shipping Container Multi-Projection Mapping Project 2013

SILVERMAN in association with ArtBloc present

Ann LePore: Upward Mobility

Hamilton Square- McWilliams Place between 8th and 9th streets, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Exhibition on view July 1 to August 31, 2013

Curated by Brendan Carroll

Ann LePore’s installation Upward Mobility transforms ArtBloc—a pair of empty shipping containers—into an interactive outdoor sculpture. By day, ArtBloc is a giant boom box emitting ambient sounds, while at night, it’s a massive light box featuring computer-animated 3-D images. LePore’s subject is the landscape of Jersey City and its historical transformation from rural backwater to thriving urban center. Whether you pass Upward Mobility as you stroll down McWilliams Place or catch a glance of it from Hamilton Square’s communal roof terrace, the installation invites the viewer to stop, look, and listen.

“The images and installations I create are heavily influenced by my experiences

not just as an artist, but as a member of a community that is defined by the

physical assertions and limitations of a very specific environment”—Ann LePore


Hear more from writer and curator Brendan Scott Carroll

Additional Video Documentation of ArtBloc

From Raymond E. Mingst at Curious Matter

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