#PickoftheWeek | Towering Structure, Video Projection, Biblical Story in Jamaica this Weekend
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Jamaica Flux is an annual project that has facilitated visual and performance art exhibitions at various Jamaica Avenue spots, including banks, parks, and restaurants, since 2002. This year, the title is “Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2021,” and the theme is the interconnection of local history, economic development, cultural heritage, and diversity.
As part of the ongoing fun, Finish multi-disciplinary artist Sari Nordman will activate her piece, Tower, at Rufus King Park on Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm on both nights.
Roughly 18-feet-tall, this installation utilizes sculpture, video projection, archiving, and community participation to reflect on climate change and the biblical story of The Tower of Babel. It consists of hardware cloth and wire, plastic, crafting tape, elastic, plywood, outdoor paint, screws, bolts, metal rods, and a fan.
This weekend’s activations are free and open to the public.
Tower is already on display on the west side of King Manor Museum, which lies inside Rufus King Park in the vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street.