The Blue Wall Project

September 30, 2011, 7pm

105 Metropolitan Avenue (map)

Itziar Barrio‘s Blue Wall Project is a public video installation that explores the sense of time, history and place by converting an ordinary blue construction fence into a live blue screen. It examines the impermanent and historical notions of the city as well as New York’s constantly shifting landscape as a physical manifestation of impermanence.

The project deals with the temporality of the city landscape as well as our daily interaction with the urban fixtures as well as the fine line between public and private space.

A site specific video has been created for the project that generates a new fiction based on the historic memory of the place and the plans for the future of the space.


Seven different versions of Blade Runner have been shown.

The ending title sequence in the theatrical cut of the Blade Runner contains unused footage from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

These were extra shots of the main title sequence, although none of the shots contain the road that was seen in The Shining.

Architectural and Plan Renderings: MDIM Arquitecture
Text: Mark Hage
Music: Jamuel Saxon
Lighting: Paul Clay
Video Editor: Hector Bragado
Production Assistant: Erin Smith

Sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC) and Etxepare, Basque Institute

In collaboration with MDIM Architecture

Special thanks to Rami Metal, Councilmembers Steven Levin & Diana Reyna, and Ayton Performance.

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