Be Heard - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chrissyml
N 40° 42.900 W 074° 00.120
18T E 584294 N 4507599
Reclaimed plywood finds a new purpose.
Waymark Code: WM15TRK
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 02/25/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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"Be Heard, Behin Ha Design Studio’s sculpture for the Plywood Protection Project, is a large-scale plywood megaphone. Plywood panels are arranged to create the conical form of the megaphone and assembled to create the structural framework that holds it up. Behin Ha worked with fabrication shop afoam of Ridgewood, Queens to build their Plywood Protection Project.

The plywood was previously used as a barrier, providing security to businesses from the perceived threat of the protests on one side, and a canvas for expression to street artists and protesters on the other. By transforming the plywood to a megaphone, a device for amplifying people's voices, the project builds on these layers of use and meaning. It aims to elicit a hopeful and optimistic reaction, highlighting the resilience of New York City by showcasing how a material once used as a barrier during protests can be transformed to celebrate free speech and civic engagement."

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Title: Be Heard

Artist: Benin Ha

Media (materials) used: plywood

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Thomas Paine Park

Date of creation or placement: 2021

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