Bad Manners

As a visitor to the rapidly changing Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY,  I asked the people who lived and worked there to teach me manners so that I could try to behave like someone who belonged in that place. The conversations that resulted gently addressed both the tensions between different populations brought together through neighborhood development, and the problematic ethnographic role of an artist doing site specific work in other people’s home turf. Exhibited as part of a larger collaborative project called Let Knowledge Serve The City for the Condensations of the Social exhibition curated by Sara Reisman for Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY 2010.

Installation view as a part of Let Knowledge Serve The City at Smack Mellon: