The Brighton Beach Memory Exchange

Here’s the video made by Mikhail Zheleznikov documenting The Brighton Beach Memory Exchange. This small “art action” took place May 6th, 2012. This video was shown as part of the installation at The… Continue reading

Video of the Opening and Shashlyk Installation

I want to give a special thanks for Tamalyn Miller of CEC ArtsLink for taking all of this wonderful video and photography. It is a great help in conveying our Shashlyk Installation! An… Continue reading

Моя Америка (My America) Exhibition

The slideshow above is of the opening exhibit that happened on May 24th, 2012 at The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. The exhibit runs til June 7th. Моя Америка (My America)… Continue reading

Shashlyk and Volga as Installation

As a grand finale for our project we re-created The Steppe with the installation of a mangal (Turkish grill) with Shashlyk (kebab) in the backyard of The Museum of the Moving Image for… Continue reading

Leon’s Fantasy Cut in Newkirk Plaza

Today was a rainy day, but it didn’t stop us from visiting Leon’s Fantasy Cut in Newkirk Plaza near Ditmas Park in Flatbush Brooklyn. The plaza is supposedly one of the oldest outdoor pedestrian retail malls… Continue reading

A Visit to West Harlem

We recently visited Diana Yun to learn a little about her story of coming to live in New York City from Almaty, Kazakhstan.  We will feature videos of her windows as part of… Continue reading

A visit with Bella in the Midwood Neighborhood

Our friend Bella along with her family and neighbors have been a great  help to our project. After our interview with her we were able to take a walk around the neighborhood to… Continue reading

Anya Roz in El Barrio, East Harlem

We had the honor to visit the artist Anya Roz for our project. She explained the story of her suitcase she brought with her from Russia.   While filming she sat inside the… Continue reading


Looking through my photographs I’ve discovered more images that I’ve shot that show the neighborhood of Bensonhurst in Brooklyn. 

Filming along Brighton Beach

We spent the day working in Brighton Beach taking  interviews and capturing footage of the city. We are meeting many people along the way.