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The Ghost of the Liberty Street Church

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The Ghost of the Liberty Street Church
11:00 minutes
Infatable projection
with commentary by Ryan Griffis
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Spectres of Liberty: The Ghost of the Liberty Street Church is a public memory, site-specific project. The Liberty Street Church is not only significant as a vanished part of Troy, New York’s architectural history, but also as a site in the fight to abolish slavery. Henry Highland Garnet, the first pastor, was known around the world for his speeches against slavery. From old photos of the church, we created an inflatable 1:1 scale model of the building and installed it at its former site, which is now a parking lot. We animated the site through video projections that call forth its history, as well as through the social context of a cultural event that brought community members to the site to think more deeply about the space and its history. More info at www.spectresofliberty.com