Sunday October 16th: No Bills Listening Event at Union Docs

October 9, 2011

Sunday October 16th 7:30 pm Union Docs 322 Union Ave. in Williamsburg No Bills Selections by No_Bills Nick Yulman and the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (nbART) host this event to mark the closing of Yulman’s public sound installation and oral history project. No Bills presented audio oral histories about North Brooklyn through listening stations situated in construction fences and on the street to create serendipitous encounters for passersby, inviting them to engage with neighborhood’s history while standing at the sites of its developing future. Starting in the fall of 2010, Yulman and nbART reached out to community members, including long term residents, business owners and community leaders, from around North Brooklyn to record their stories about the neighborhood. From July through September, the project was installed at sites throughout Williamsburg, including the McCarren Park Pool and the Triangle Court construction site, a few blocks away from UnionDocs. This event will feature selected recordings from the project, ranging from family immigration stories to accounts of the 1975 sit-in at the People’s Firehouse, followed by discussion with the artist and project participants. No Bills is presented by nbART and is sponsored in part by funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council. The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn provided additional support.
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