CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA
Chase Plaza is a multi-media project that uses my father’s immigrant pursuit of the middle class, and our familial dynamic, to explore the collision of personal and economic narratives during the recent banking crisis. I drew on archival photographs of Chase Manhattan Plaza, family photographs, and current news images. The "cutout" tableaux were designed and built so that the viewer could walk through them (the floor pieces are made of vinyl). Video screening areas were embedded behind the two largest sculptures. A text was available to viewers at the beginning of the installation.