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Gran Jericho

Satellite Collective

A permanent gift for the community: Rehabilitate the façade of the church to its original appearance. Renovate the bell tower. Landscape the front yard with a grove of cherry trees that represent a congregation. The exterior signage will be used to show a short film, with the score playing invisibly in the grove near and around the sign. The sign has two faces, and so would the film. The film is: A narrative describing the identity shift of Maria, a long time Roosevelt Park resident, who came to Michigan as a migrant worker but then planted a prolific garden for her own pleasure. This is personal narrative of the life of neighborhood inhabitants, told in a fantastical manner with live action and stop motion animation, and woven together with elements of neighborhood gardens. This film is the sermon that will be preached by the church sign, as the Angel looks down from the tower on its congregation.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: One city lot
  • Medium: Film, Architectural intervention
  • Width: 75'
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 65'

About Satellite Collective

Satellite Collective is a non-profit, interdisciplinary group based in New York City. Functioning as an arts incubator, they generate accessible creative opportunities for artists in the performing and visual arts. Satellite Collective builds global artist coalitions to achieve innovative art exhibitions, structured by intersecting diverse mediums of art.