Can a combination of photographs, maps, and census data begin to tell a story about a city?
Can the photographic perceptions illuminate the cities history, demography and possible future?
What larger urban themes are visible in this portrait of Wilmington, DE?
As part of the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts Artist and Community Visual Arts Program, artists-in-residence Jessica Irish and Stephen Metts worked with a team of young artists from the Flecher Brown Boys & Girls club to develop a photo-based mapping installation that documents the city of Wilmington.
The culmination of this project is Transversing the City, a multi-media installation that utilizes immersive physical space with street level documentation, census data, and perceptions of the participants. The project aims to spatially and socially illuminate the challengesand possibilities found in the city of Wilmington today.