Challenge 2015: Post War Blues at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

 
 

Post War Blues:
A 2015 community-based installation at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

A lot of our inventions come from the war effort and the defense budget. Post War Blues addresses the issue of what happens to war innovations after a conflict is over and the possibility of innovating without violence or the threat of violence.

A ribbon of plastic flowers, crocheted and knitted from recycled plastic bags, bursts out of the old train car that sits inside the Brooklyn Army Terminal building. The flowers rise and slowly fall on the tracks in undulating waves, all the way to the end of the building atrium.

This project is a community-based art installation: the majority of the flowers will be created by people from the surrounding communities and beyond, illustrating that in spite of our differences, we can work together and make something meaningful and beautiful for peace.

 

Post War Blues is presented in partnership with chashama, and made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).