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Video Installation Connects Disparate Neighborhoods

Artist Maya Gurantz and Ellen Sebastian Chang’s latest video installation allowed two Oakland, California neighborhoods to see and converse with one another. Though the neighborhoods are only five miles apart, they are separated by vast socioeconomic differences–which is what the artists were seeking to highlight.

Says Gurantz, “I can sit here and be on FaceTime to my family in Israel but I feel like we are so entrenched in our networks that we don’t see our communities. I think the intense socioeconomic segregation and our inability to just see each other—see the people who are in the neighborhood next door—I think that was something that was really provocative to us.”

Read the full story here on Fast Company‘s Co.Create.

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