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Hinge Figures. (2012) Tusia and Clara  Schuhmacher.

Sponsored by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc (BAC). The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn provided additional support.
Hinge Figures is a sound installation that explores the complex, layered histories of North Brooklyn through found sounds, historical recordings and original compositions.

Hinge Figures is about cycles. And it is about our responsibility to the places we inhabit and to the people we share space with. It’s about communities in transition, and the shared moments that make them continuous. It’s about private experiences and their public manifestations.

The project looks back at the century of homemaking which allows us to live here today and forward to the cycles of migration, population and home-making that will follow us.The physical installation, which opened in McCarren Park (Williamsburg, Brooklyn) on September 2, 2011, was accompanied online by an interactive map, illustrating key moments in text and in sound over the course of ninety years in each of the three neighborhoods of North Brooklyn: Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick.

Hinge Figures was a project by Tusia and Clara Ines Schuhmacher. It was sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc (BAC). The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn provided additional support.







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