Faces on Broadway

March 7, 2011

If you found yourself around the Broadway area on Friday evening you might have seen some strange projections on the windows of The Black Thorn Stick Cafe. This was part of a project by Phil Robbins and Jillian Parsons (often known for their work with Stockpile or Larger Than a Cat) called Faces: Broadway which was a lead-up to Phil’s larger project, Faces: Newfoundland.

Friday night’s project featured looped videos of local people projected onto the windows so that you could watch them from outside. There were five projectors featuring laughing people, angry people, a very content Gerri Lynn Mackey and a very ghostly looking Dan Payne.

This was a really cool project. Phillip Robbins is currently trying to raise money for Faces: Newfoundland by crowdfunding the project (funding the project through donations from friends, family and fans). You can see details for the project (and donate!)here.

It was exciting to see something like this in Corner Brook, and it got me thinking about how we can all support more art projects in public spaces like this. Great work Phil — you really got me thinking.