61 Franklin Street Community Garden is pleased to present our Summer film series in the garden. Next up are the short films and photography of Brooklyn explorer Nathan Kensinger, who will be on hand to present his work, introduced by Newton Creek Alliance’s Willis Elkins.
Screenings are free, and begin at sunset (approx. 8:45). Bring something to sit on, snacks and drinks, and note that the gardens have no bathrooms!
Over the course of numerous award-winning short films, Mr. Kensinger has refined a meditative approach to the changing landscapes of Brooklyn and beyond. HIs work turns a loving eye on the decaying industrial tidepools that populate the world’s collective imagination of New York City while embracing a unique sensitivity to the people, places, and things that still call such places home. Mr. Kensinger will present a selection of his short films, including Reclaimed Ground (a portrait of the changing landscape of Hunter’s Point in the Bronx), English Kills Voyage (a trip through the muck of Newtown Creek), and Covered Tracks (documenting the homeless encampments of Manhattan’s far west side).
Nathan Kensinger is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores hidden urban landscapes, off-limits industrial structures, unnatural waterways, environmental disaster zones, coastal communities endangered by sea level rise, and other liminal spaces. HIs work encompasses photography, film, installation, curation and writing, and has been exhibited at the Museum of the CIty of New York, the Queens Museum, and the Brooklyn Historical Society.