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Day 6: Ruba Abu-Nimah

published on 16 June 2020

Creative director Ruba Abu-Nimah guest curated the SHOWstudio Instagram for a week in June 2020. On day 6, she shared the first four films in a series Where did everyone go? documenting New York in a moment of political and cultural change.

'New York has been under strict quarantine for three months. During that time the city changed dramatically. It was essentially no longer recognisable. Slowly, over time, it transformed: the artists re-emerged, the sounds of birds became more evident and NY was a different city entirely. It gave freedom to those who would traditionally not be permitted to occupy the city as they would wish to.

Creative director Ruba Abu-Nimah guest curated the SHOWstudio Instagram for a week in June 2020. On day 6, she shared the first four films in a series Where did everyone go? documenting New York in a moment of political and cultural change.

Where did everyone go? / 1 The first film features Steve Powers painting boarded up shop windows. It is a testament that the death of commerce brings on the rebirth of art. This corner has now become a destination. I still love New York. - Ruba
Where did everyone go? / 2 The second film is in The Bronx and Harlem and the subject prefers to remain anonymous. - Ruba
Where did everyone go? / 3 The third film is filmed in Harlem and Soho with Steve Powers. - Ruba
Where did everyone go? / 4 The fourth film is @marshmellow_blocks and crew biking on the Upper West Side and some painting in Harlem. - Ruba
Instagram takeover by:
Art:
Steve Powers
Film Edit:
Jeremy Maneval, Jeremy Huff, Leonardo Aponte, Antonio Sanchez
Co-creative and Film Edit:
Chad Sipkin
Film Camera:
Ian Buosi, Dimitri Santaella
Assistant Edit:
Morgan Escobar
Sound Curation:
Eric Nagy

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