There are over 118 nationalities and cultural groups living in Queens. Many are recent immigrants while others have been here for several generations. There are stories from around the world on its streets – some visible to the casual visitor, others unfolding more discreetly. Queens is both a muse and a battleground, simultaneously a node connecting world cities and a patchwork of insular neighborhoods. The advent of digital video technologies has given rise to numerous documentaries on the complex and fast-evolving cultural phenomena of this borough, as well as playful experimentations with forms and genres that come with the meeting of disparate cultures. With “A Frame Apart 2″ the Queens Museum of Art once again showcases these singular visions, which are both intimately local and inexorably intertwined with the tumultuous forces of global capital.
id:entidad dividida (Carlos Martinez, 3:21, 2010)
As part of Fluid New Media Lab‘s Storytelling workshop, a group of immigrants based in New York shared personal stories through photographs, video and their own voices. Carlos’s story surged from a personal need to explore his identity after being an immigrant in New York City for 10 years.
Watch the project here.
Read the original post here.