Yankee Town Pond Project

  • Erpf Center 43355 Route 28 Arkville, NY, 12406 United States

Catskill Center presents Yankeetown Pond Project, a video by Bearsville artist Keiko Sono, chronicling her public art project that highlights the area residents’ deep connection with the pond. Originally planned as a community time-lapse production with a straightforward question, “Is the pond changing into a bog?” the project was soon turned upside down by a resident protestor. This encounter led the project through transformation, just as the pond itself is constantly being reshaped by beavers, weather, and human interactions, resulting in the story of Yankeetown Pond as a complex and fascinating ecosystem of which humans are an integral part.

The video screening will be followed by a talk and Q&A, in which Sono will share her experience, with plenty of practical suggestions for artists and activists interested in working with the community.

For more information, visit yankeetownpond.org