The Eldridge Street Synagogue is one of the first synagogues erected in the United States by Eastern European Jews. Built in 1887 in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood. In 2010, the Museum introduced a monumental new stained-glass window by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. This permanent artwork is the culminating piece of a
24-year restoration of the Synagogue. The introduction of this installation in this historic sacred site marries
the new and the old, and places the museum at the crossroads of art, architecture, history and preservation.
A former mute cinema from the 20’s, New-York City.
Some of the most tangible and significant contributions that turn-of-the-century European immigrants provided the world were in the field of entertainment and the Lower East Side has spawned some of the most accomplished film producers, directors, actors and composers in the medium’s century-long history.
In fact without the influence of these early immigrants and their offspring, the motion picture industry as we know it would be very different today.
Drawing parallels with the end of the Roman empire.
Mr David M. Walker director of the Government Accountability Office (1998-2008) warned there were “striking similarities” between America’s current situation and the factors that brought down Rome, including “declining political civility at home, an over-confident and over-extended military in foreign lands and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government”.
Francesco Clemente, “House of Cards”, 2001
Oil on linen
The fragility of western economy against a young trader’s flashy lifestyle | Collapse
Short Film I did last year which can be seen at Pocket Films, an India’s leading aggregator and distributor of alternate content.
Music Bruno Arredondo
Voice over: Alan Ward
Uncover Brussels’ Dark And Hidden History | Existences Invisibles
First short experimental film about Brussels I co directed & acted. It can be seen at Pocket Films an India’s leading aggregator and distributor of alternate content. They help short films, documentaries, ‘how to’ videos, indie films, etc., to find their target audience on internet and mobile platforms.
The dark colonial past of Belgium & the new churches of our time : the banks