Join us for a walking tour of the Philadelphia Rail Park, with artist Sarah McEneaney, who was the driving force behind developing this shared urban space rising from the tracks and thoroughfares that were once the terminus of the mighty Reading Railroad. McEneaney now serves as the Vice Chair of the Rail Park’s Board of Directors.
In addition to touring the Rail Park, we will view a number of temporary, site-specific audio-visual installations from Site/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park. We will be joined by artist Matthew Suib, who will talk with us about the installation Moon Viewing Platform, which he created with Nadia Hironaka and Eugene Lew in conjunction with Mural Arts Philadelphia.
Moon Viewing Platform is an interdisciplinary public installation that will transform an inhospitable and disused stretch of open-air land into a large-scale performance/gathering space featuring regular acts of caring, a stage and building-sized nighttime video projections featuring an episodic series of short films. The garden/installation references the karesansui (Japanese dry landscape garden), as it becomes a set for a series of short videos and musical performances, inviting audiences to enter another world through the senses and the imagination and provides the opportunity to engage in intimate commemorative gatherings that celebrate compassion, creativity, and community as essential components of human life.
The installation’s viewing sites are wheelchair accessible.
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This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required.
RSVP to Mikaela Hawk by October 14 at Mhawk@printcenter.org or 215.735.6090 x1