Queens-based artist and filmmaker, Jimmy Ferguson, has just unveiled his new public video-art installation, Between Neighbors: Jackson Heights, which captures the subways through Jackson Heights and those who ride them, exploring the distance between the self and the other.
"The video captures the subways of Jackson Heights, and the neighbors who ride them. I began shooting on the subways for a short documentary film that explores the distance between the self and the other in modern urbanity. On my initial exploratory trips for the documentary film, I was immediately struck by the differences across the boroughs. In the vast diversity of New York, each neighborhood, and subsequently each segment of train that passes through a neighborhood takes on its own personality. Of particular note in Jackson Heights is the extraordinary variety of cultures, languages, and faces.” – Jimmy Ferguson
With support from the 82nd Street Partnership and Rooftop Films, Between Neighbors: Jackson Heights, will be exhibited every night from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm through February 2nd, 2019 on a 70-foot wall above Pollos A La Brasa Marios on Roosevelt Avenue, across from the 82nd Street 7-subway platform.
For more information on Jimmy and Between Neighbors: Jackson Heights, check out our blog for an interview with the artist!
Catch Between Neighbors: Jackson Heights on view every night through February 2, 2019.
See more of Jimmy’s work!
A key goal of ArtSite is to empower local artists to engage on a local level, understanding that they can be a catalyst for change. QCA, along with its partners, the Jamaica Center BID in Jamaica and the 82nd Street BID in Jackson Heights, seek to create a self-sustaining supportive art culture in these communities.
This program has been supported by the Queens Council on the Arts with funds from NYS Regional Economic Development Council in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, with additional support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.