My name is Estephanie Balbuena and I’m from Sunset Park Brooklyn, New York. I am interested in visual arts and open to exploring new things.
The name of my project is “Express Yourself”. I was inspired by the ten by ten space that I selected, located on the corner of W 21St and 11th avenue. The objective of my project was to allow people to express themselves through graffiti. I chose graffiti because it is a very controversial topic and I thought that it would be interesting to see how people reacted to it. I put up a poster on which people were able to write whatever they wanted. I decided to leave the poster for three days, unfortunately when I went to retrieve it, it was gone. We believe it was taken down by the advertisers who had their advertisements near my poster but it is unclear who and why they did it. I also put together a slide show on this controversial issue and my opinions on it. Above are important slides from the slide show.
Kaome’s Final Project: Guess That Tune Gameshow
Hello my name is Kaome O’Faire. Pronounced Kay-Oh-Me easy right! I am a 17 year old high school student at Benjamin Banneker Academy. I am a very unique person I enjoy and partake in things most people don’t get a chance to. Such as the Eyebeam program I am in. I was told out of 100 applicants I was chosen out of the 20 accepted. I am a resident of East New York, Brooklyn. From my house to Eyebeam it is about a hour to a hour and a half travel time. It may sound long and bad but I spend more time in Air-Conditioned trains then I do outside in the sweltering heat.
Also I have a passion for music which inspired the 10x10 space idea. My idea was to make a mini game show. I will tell you how it is set up. First there are 4 speakers,4 chairs, 1 table, 2 ipods, 5 prizes, 4 notecards. There will be 4 chairs positioned in each corner of there 10x10 space. On top of those chairs there will be 4 speakers. Attached to every 2 speakers there will be an ipod. Coming out of each speaker will be a different song. According to the language the contestants chose there will be 4 notecards positioned on the table which they will placed on the speaker the contestant thinks matches what was played. They have to match the song or artist to the correct speaker in 1:00 minute. If the participating contestant correctly matches each song or artist with the correct speaker they will win one of the 5 prizes selected at random.
The project was based on Music. It was being screened, showing all the different footage of what we got. people playing instruments, dancing and singing. Being that my project is based around music and performing arts, I collaborated along with Mitia. We went around interviewing and asking different people why Music was important to them. Today, It was presented in the eye-beam gallery. It was a great experience to watch my work be presented to many others whom i did not know. being able to share my talents such as dancing and producing was something that made me feel accomplished. What a great day!
The final project was finally finished today with Ari and I completing it at the last moment. With our video showing how a single persons enjoyment of whatever form of music they do. Such as dancing, singing, art work or anything they put their minds to. Working with Ari was such a joyful experience because she is full of ideas and wonder and full of amazing talent. I hope that in the future we will be able to complete our work and show it to thousands of people around the world.
My name is Tanjhid Choudhury and I come from Astoria in northern Queens. I’m adamant about animation and design and go out of my way to engage in both when I can. I like to learn about things and try to take a D.I.Y. approach to things. I enjoy cooking. sewing, skating, and any activities that result in the creation of something.
My project is titled Childhood Indulgence and it encourages people to play with toys that they’d normally only play with as little kids. My target audience is children and adults alike and I’d want both to give in to their childhood desire to play. I’ve made 3 brightly colored boxes to act as containers for toys and I placed them on the bench in my 10x10 space. In front of the bench I placed a brightly colored mat for people to play with the toys on. The bright colors were to attract attention and to stand out against the earthy tones of the park. The mat is supposed to provide a playspace more comfortable than concrete and it is equally colorful. My overall goal is to help people like adults relieve stress and go back to a time in their lives where there weren’t any pressures pushing down on them and to help people like kids get used to a communal system of toys and get used to sharing.
10x10 BY IAN ANTONI
I am for the lower east side of Manhattan
My name is Ian Antoni and I like video games and graffiti
My box was inspired by an episode of chowder when one of the characters gets in to a fight with a giant box. So inspired but the show I wanted to make a box that would interact with people as they walk by the box. The point of the box is to get people minds off of somthing and distract them to have some fun. My plan was to have a big box that had a a radio with a CD that had voice recordings on it and I would have a remote that had a button for each recording and when people would walk i would hit one of the buttons and it would talk to the people. But after all this I ended up using a long sounds cable connected to speackers and and mic so a can talk thought it. So I will be the real brain of the box.
My name is Molly Donovan, and I’ve lived on the Upper West Side my whole life. I like tic tacs and ice cream and writing because I’m too messy for Monet, too shy for Shakespeare, and too tall for Tchaikovsky.
My project is called Dendroidal Diction. It’s stationed in an empty flowerbed, right on top of a cut-down tree. It serves as a sort of a replacement for the tree, and as a tower of books it almost represents the full cycle of the paper enclosed in the book covers. It also represents all of the fused together elements of a neighborhood, as it’s a rather odd amalgamation of authors, genres, and titles. The book tower stands victorious even though the tree no longer flourishes in a traditional sense.
The wooden planks lining the flowerbed emphasize the words trapped in the now glue-bound pages of the centripetal tower. They also bring out the most important ideas of the project, as the quotes celebrate the words and dreams embodied by the books. The planks, too, are wooden, and also attempt to recall to life the once-standing tree. In this small city square, I’ve tried to emphasize the full transgression of a tree and plant another seed in the concrete jungle.
THE inCOMPLETE ART GALLERY by TONI KOVAL
Hi my name is Toni Koval.
I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I love all the interesting people and things that there are to do.
My projects name is The inCOMPLETE Art Gallery. It was done on a piece of wood that I painted white to make it look like a piece of wall was taken out of an actual art gallery. I created 12 frames that would have polaroid pictures placed inside them. I then took my “wall” outside and asked people who were walking by my tenbyten space to take a picture of anything they found interesting, after they took the picture they filled out an info card that you normally see next to an art piece in a gallery, they also had their own business card to sign and keep. My incomplete wall then became complete once all the pictures were taken :)
My name is Tasmin Rahman and I am fifteen years old. I was born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. I am a Sophomore at the Academy of Medical Technology. I am really interested in photography and video editing.
My project “Dream Catcher” gave people an opportunity to write down their dream and get a cupcake in exchange. I wanted people to have an opportunity to write a wish and have some hope that it will come true. I chose cupcakes because it’s a delicious, happy treat that everyone loves. My first spot was by the Carousel in the Hudson River Park. However, the day I chose to do my project was too hot. The weather was really warm, therefore not many people came to the park. I decided to move my dream catcher stand to a more populated place. At first, things were going really slow. A few minutes later, summer day programs started ending at Chelsea Piers, so a lot of kids walked by. I got a couple of wishes from people of all ages. Out of the 36 cupcakes I baked, I had about 7 left.
After a long day of collecting wishes and distributing cupcakes, I finally finished. I had about 25 dreams. I rounded up all of the wishes and made a collage of the dreams.
My project is base on Brooklyn!Taking away negative thoughts from people minds. In addtion i want people to base their ideas on Brooklyn by not the Radio, tv,internet.The photoshop pictures show how i see people is seen in my eyes.Next the video show people thought of Brooklyn in their eyes.The whole point of my project is to let people be more open minded.Just to accept may things that may come their way.
My name is Troy Saunders, Photographer, dancer and swimmer.
My project is about people who live in the city getting a couple of seconds to relax in a semi jungle area.
My project consist of having jungle like animals and sounds etc.
I constructed a leopard out of cardboard and a bird out of stick and feathers.
They will have microphones in them to make them make noise.
I will have the music playing from a different speaker.
Eyebeam is an amazing program and the teachers are sooo sooo helpful.
Hello, my name is Victoria Freeman and I have lived on the Lower East Side of Manhattan my whole life. I am very interested in photography and I tried to incorporate my skills of photography in my final project for Digital Day Camp.
My final project is called From the Ground Up because my intention is to show people through photos, of what they take advantage of seeing while walking by benches in the Chelsea Park. These items can be garbage, water bottle, a person sitting next to you, or an occasional person walking by. It also shows different views that you can see when your sitting on the end of the bench. These include birds, leaves, and trees.
This is all shown in a collage of photos that were taken by me. The whole idea is to make people look down and look at the ground and the photos. This is to take advantage of space that people walk by without even thinking about what it can be used for.
Hello, my name is Jarius Pierre-Toussaint. A child by nature, and a New Yorker By heart. I’m from Bushwick which is located in (Boogie Down Brooklyn) or Brooklyn for short.
My project is called Change New York. Its a project that focuses around a drop box that allows anyone to walk by and drop in a note answering the two questions displayed on the project.
- Name one thing about New York you wish could change.
- Name one thing about New York you wish would stay the same.
I found the idea of this project very intriguing because normally in a big city like this we are presented with things that will forever be here, and that we can never change. Like excessive cars, crowded subways, and lack of trees. The most unfortunate thing about this is, that New Yorkers have grown used to it. Many of them have come to believe that this is the way they will live, and its the only way.
Allowing someone to share their thoughts about their home (New York) , and then being able to see all the other things people think about it. Allows them to feel like they arent the only ones who feel the way they do.
By the end of my project presentation I hope that all the people who participated in this project see that their thoughts or wishes aren’t solo in this city, and might actually have a whole army besides it!