Nathan Kensinger: The Forgotten City at Bring to Light Festival
Nathan Kensinger: The Forgotten City
Consisting of 50 photographs taken between 2007 and 2011, The Forgotten City documents the hidden rooms and passages of the Greenpoint Terminal warehouses. Having survived a catastrophic fire in 2006, few visitors to the area have ever seen the interior of the Terminal complex. Built in 1890, this set of buildings was largely abandoned in the late 20th century, resulting in the name “The Forgotten City.” Projected onto the exterior of one of the complex’s buildings, this site-specific photographic series directly presents viewers with the history of industrial Greenpoint, engaging them in a conversation on the beauty and functionality of a post-industrial city.
Nathan Kensinger lives and works in New York.
The Festival – October 1, 2011
Bring to Light is a free nighttime public festival of art in New York City that takes place simultaneously with “nuit blanche” events in cities around the world. Inviting emerging and established artists to make site-specific installations of light, sound, performance and projection art, the event creates an immersive spectacle for thousands of visitors to re-imagine public space and civic life. Bring to Light will transform streets, parks and the industrial waterfront of Greenpoint, Brooklyn set against dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline.