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Day 7: Ruba Abu-Nimah

published on 7 June 2020

Creative director Ruba Abu-Nimah guest curated the SHOWstudio Instagram for a week in June 2020. On day 7, she shared the final 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 7, she shared the final four films in a series Where did everyone go? documenting New York in a moment of political and cultural change.

Where did everyone go? / 5 The fifth film features Harlem and The Bronx. - Ruba
Where did everyone go? / 6 The sixth film is in Soho and features Yozart Zulmi and Steve Powers. - Ruba
Where did everyone go? / 7 The seventh film is in the The West Bronx… - Ruba
Where did everyone go? / 8 The eighth and final features Yozart Zulmi who moved to NYC from Philadelphia a few months before the city was quarantined. He unexpectedly found that the entire city was his theatre. He was filmed in Soho, Wall Street, Harlem, Elizabeth Street Garden and the Williamsburg Bridge. - Ruba
Instagram takeover by:
Performance:
Yozart Zulmi
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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