JEAN-MARC SUPERVILLE SOVAK
 
Last One Standing KSB.jpg
Malthusian Landscape  Aldrich Museum
Malthusian Landscape
Sketchup model
Malthusian Landscape
detail
In Every Wall
Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
In Every Wall
Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
In Every Wall
Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
It Can’t Last
 Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain
Babylon
Babylon
ISCP Brooklyn, NY
Mihrab
Fanfare
Ann Street Gallery
Last One Standing
 Hudson Opera House
 
 
EMPIRE
Every building, at some point, will inevitably end up a ruin.  This occurred to me while walking along an entire shoreline of deformed bricks, the waste, I later found out, and by-product of one of the 140 brick plants that once lined the Hudson River.  
watch  How to Find an Empire Brick on VIMEO
Feature in Shifter Magazine, Issue 15: Will
Edited by Sreshta Rit Premnath and guest editors
 
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“U-brick-quitous”
Curated by
Erin Donnelly, Radhika Subramaniam
Presented by Art in Odd Places 2009: SIGN!
Directed by
Ed Woodham
LINKS:
 
Collecting Hudson Valley bricks:
 
Haverstraw Brick Museum:
 
“The Great Hudson River Brick Industry”
by George V. Hutton
 
“Thirteen Stories High”
by Corinne Demas, on catalog at NYPL
 
“Within These Gates”
 by Daniel DeNoyelles
on catalog at the Mid-Hudson Library System
During the month of October 2009, I led an hour-long walking tour of Stuyvesant Town, entitled, “U-brick-quitous”, which identified features of the bricks and described where and how they were made, as well as who made them.
 
Special thanks to :
 
Daniel May, Archivist at MetLife for opening up vaults of information
 
Sabina Mollot, Editor at Town&Village for repeatedly making the tour a feature in the weekly newspaper
 
OHNY, for including “U-brick-quitous” in their 2009 program
 
 
and thanks to the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residents whose interest and participation gave the tour an authentic grassroots cultural flavor.
watch the trailer on ViMEO
http://www.vimeo.com/6301351http://www.vimeo.com/6301351shapeimage_5_link_0
U-BRICK-QUITOUS!
 The tour served as a launch pad to discuss Stuyvesant Town as a battleground for housing as a civil right in the past, and its struggle for middle-income housing as an economic right for New Yorkers today.