Due to its popularity, Night Watch has been extended to Friday, September 28.
This work by MFA Photo/Video Faculty Shimon Attie, will traverse New York City’s waterways during the United Nations Annual General Assembly, and features 12 individuals (largely LGBTQ and youth) who have been granted political asylum in the US. Night Watch is displayed on a 20-foot-wide by 12-foot-tall LED screen mounted aboard a large utility vessel. The silent, floating film was produced in close collaboration with Immigration Equality, Safe Passage Project and RIF, and in consultation with ORAM, New Women New Yorkers, and New York for Syrian Refugees. Night Watch confronts the urgent social issue of refugees in the U.S. The traveling project will be on view along the waterfront from September 20 to September 28, 2018. Each day, the public can track the boat to attend historical tours, cultural events, and workshops related to immigrant rights.
On Friday, September 28, the barge will arrive at 6PM at Wagner Park (Battery Park) and it will float there until its final departure at 7:45PM.
Night Watch will be projected on a LED screen mounted on a barge, and will be viewable from 5PM to 9PM for eight days starting Thursday, September 20 until Friday September 28, during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.
Shimon Attie is a visual artist whose artistic practice includes creating immersive site-specific installations and public artworks in a wide variety of media, contexts, and communities. Attie’s works include on-location media installations, immersive multiple channel video works, performance, photography, sculpture, and new media and hybrid forms. In many of his projects, he engages local communities in finding new courses for representing their history, memory, and potential futures, and explores how contemporary media may be used to re-imagine new relationships between time, space, place and identity.
For up-to-date information about Shimon Attie's project, visit the project website.