Guggenheim Museum to present narratives by Jackson Heights residents
Stillspotting nyc is a two-year multidisciplinary project that takes the Guggenheim Museum’s programming out into the streets. Site-specific commissions in all five of New York City’s boroughs identify moments of urban quiet and respond to everyday issues of noise, anxiety, and stillness.
For stillspotting nyc: queens, the third edition in the series, the architects at New York-based Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) address the encounters of life in the urban environment with Transhistoria, inviting visitors to neighborhood spaces in Jackson Heights to listen to stories of migration, displacement, and finding home away from home.
The program’s narrators include: poets Roger Sedarat and Maria Terrone, editor and writer Nicole Steinberg, writers Erik Baard, Premilla Nadasen and René Georg Vasicek, chaplain Alan Briceland, and rappers Himanshu Suri and Ashok Kondabolu of Das Racist. Each will create a story about personal transition and finding familiarity and tranquility in Jackson Heights.