Chaos Manor was a multimedia installation using the Invisible Dog Arts Center in Brooklyn as an instrument to play the story of iconic photo journalist W. Eugene Smith, and his particular American moment, by sampling the 10,000 photographs and hundreds of hours of audio recordings he made at 821 Sixth Avenue between 1957 - 1964.
The exterior of the building was mapped with archival imagery and animation while layers of recorded and live sound and video were woven inside twenty-two windows. Rear projections within each window created stunning depth telling the story of the inhabitants.
/ Creative Team
Alex Basco Koch, Kate Freer, Dave Tennent
Jason Goodman, Kate Joyce
/ Production History
The Invisible Dog Arts Center, Brooklyn