Video Village exhibit has been closed. The community pride and artwork – the videos themselves are still in place and we’re grateful for that. Those that wish to see the videos may view them below.
Highland Neighborhood – Cammie Clagget Apartments – 317 Highland Avenue
This installation is no longer on view
The artist Erwin Redl decided he wanted to turn these empty buildings in the Cammie Clagget apartment complex inside out, transforming the now-vacant units into lanterns that face outward to tell their stories and cast their light into the surrounding community. Redl is interested in reanimating these empty spaces as a way to draw our attention to the question of impermanence and what might be possible for the future.
Redl designed the site to have 52 independent screens, each with their own projector, and partnered with White Elephant Enterprises and the Spartanburg Art Museum to curate the content for the installation. The selected videos feature a variety of topics but focus on stories of and about the residents of this neighborhood. The curators established a media production studio within the nearby Bethlehem Center to facilitate interviews with residents and to collect vintage home-movie footage and digitize family photographs from the community. Redl hopes to jump-start enthusiasm within the community for making videos of all kinds and sharing them in the public square.