The ‘Basic Necessities’ of Broome Street

Posted on: October 22nd, 2021 at 5:03 am by

Six months ago, Basic Necessities became part of Broome Street.

Conceived by artist Michelle Repiso, the multimedia project tackles “three individuals and the mechanisms they used to sustain their humanity while incarcerated.”

Now, with an Artist Corps Grant, Repiso is taking it one step further with community engagement.

Tomorrow, the artist will be crowdsourcing participants’ “fundamental needs,” which will then be printed on a vinyl banner and affixed to the facade.

From the mailbag:

Join for an opportunity to convey what your basic needs are through art, text, or audio. Local artist Michelle will then collage all the work and display it on the gate of 298 Broome Street so you can be included in the current exhibition. the work will be printed on vinyl with accompanying QR codes that provide viewers an opportunity to explore the multimedia components of the exhibition on their mobile devices.

It’ll remain on display into 2022.

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