Armory Week at The African Burial Ground

The West Harlem Art Fund teamed up with artist Scherezade Garcia to create a special digital installation in honor of the Omo Valley people of Southwest Ethiopia for Armory Arts Week 2012. The site of the projection was in Lower Manhattan at the African Burial Ground, National Monument.

The Omo Valley people have lived in southwestern Ethiopia and neighboring Kenya and the Sudan for centuries and still practice body painting and tattooing.

The West Harlem Art Fund re-created this body art work with Scherezade Garcia, sculptor and installation artist, that was projected at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan and online in a dedicated blog site.

Animation for the digital projected was done by special effects filmmaker Guillaume Renberg. Inspiration for the installation was based on photographs taken by artist Hans Silvester.

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