Time Lens - Pearl Street is an immersive documentary built on a growing set of immersive panoramas documenting the rapid gentrification of an urban neighborhood in Philadelphia. Incorporated into these digital panoramas are voices, stories, dreams and memories of members of the largely invisible homeless community. Artists Anula Shetty and Michael Kuetemeyer collaborated with men from the “Overcomers” group at the homeless shelter, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission to create photographs, videos and interviews of the neighborhood’s past, present and future. The project also features community created pop up cards by artist Colette Fu. The pop up cards are created from stories and photographs of the neighborhood taken by the men. Time Lens - Pearl Street was created as part of Asian Arts Initiative's Social Practice Lab.

Time Lens - Pearl Street
A project of Fire Work Media, Asian Arts Initiative and Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Photographed, Designed & Produced by
Michael Kuetemeyer & Anula Shetty

In collaboration with the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Overcomers Group: Jeffrey Harley, Ralph Sadler, Darryl Spells, Miguel Olmeda, Richard D. Harris Sr., Luis Gonzalez, Andray Angel, Charles Sampson, Clifford Douglas, Derrick Scott, Earnest Moody, Joseph Wilson, Josh Angeles, Kerry Dunbar, Michael Coles, Richard Lee, Tyrone Jones

Community Interviews: Andy Toy, Billy Dufala, Scott Kip, Steve Ziegler, Wes

Programming - Auston Stewart
Additional Programming - Vahid Ajimine
Interface Graphics - Dan Kuetemeyer

Additional Camera & Documentation - Gabriela Loredo & Marshall Hoskins

Funded by:
Asian Arts Initiative: Social Practice Lab
Art Place
Philadelphia Cultural Fund
This project was funded by a Vice Provost for the Arts Grant from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Special Thanks
Gayle Isa & Nancy Chen
Jeffery Harley

Social Practice Lab Advisors: Aimee Chang, Edgar Arceneaux, Meredith Warner, Pepon Osorio, Rick Lowe, Sue Bell Yank

Fellow Social Practice Lab Artist-In-Residences - Ben Volta, Dave Kim, Kathryn Sclavi, Katya Gorker, Laura Deutch, Lee Tusman, Steve Parker, Yowei Shaw

Termite Tv Collective
Temple University, Film & Media Arts

©2018 Fire Work Media

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Version 7.1

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- New 2018 Panoramas reveal 5 years of neighborhood change on Pearl Street

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