Friday, February 13, 2015

Homeward Bound 1988 Encampment at City Hall Park

At the height of the housing crisis in 1988, a group of homeless New Yorkers (many of them with jobs) set up camp in City Hall Park for several months, forming an organization called Homeward Bound Community Services. Liza Béar's short filmic portrait of the camp, Homeward Bound, 12:30, 1989, is being screened at the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid as part of a survey show, Not Yet: Reinventing the Documentary and a Critique of Modernism. It opens tonight and will be on view through July. Martha Rosler, who organized the show (or part of it) will be giving a lecture at Reina Sofia tonight if you happen to be in Madrid.