Anamorphosis, an exhibit by /rive, was on display at Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn during the month of January 2016.
Anamorphosis is a spatial and relational exploration of what makes and defines a neighborhood, set in, and inspired by, the area surrounding the Open Source Gallery. The exhibit’s video and photo installations seek to collectively make visible the physical and social lines that demarcate and connect a community. Through site-specific and mobile media projects that encourage residents to reflect upon their neighborhood and share their stories, /rive seeks to highlight the relationships between public space, mobile technology and local or microhistories.
In Horizon Lines, Annie Berman and Samara Smith uncover the edges that mark the neighborhood’s undefined and immutable borders. By visually exploring lines of demarcation, Berman and Smith investigate the areas where neighborhood life meets neighborhood boundaries.
In Convergence Lines, Samara Smith and A.E. Souzis outline the area’s social connections by mapping photographs sourced from the neighborhood’s residents. Visitors to the exhibit and residents were invited to submit photographs via text throughout the month of January 2016. The collected images create a more complete portrait of the surrounding communities, offering a glimpse into the many individual narratives that exist within the neighborhood.