Brooklyn Bridge Historical Travels

About the piece

This installation relates the present usage of the Brooklyn Bridge to the building and design of the structure’s past. The installation reflects the city’s natural flow of moving traffic manifested in a video projection. Why was the bridge built and does it serve similar purposes as it did when it was constructed in 1883? The project combines the daily usage of the bridge with the construction in the video so that its utility (ie. Transportation of people) is causing the story to unfold on the projection. The video shows historical footage of the bridge – from the Manhattan side and the Brooklyn side – the footage differs showing it's construction and the impact felt on both sides of the river from the bridge. The video’s playback is triggered by motion sensors sensing cars as they pass over the bridge in both directions.

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  • Owner @coinop29