Nathan Kensinger & Nate Dorr | 2016 | 10 min
Reclaimed Ground is the first chapter of an ongoing documentation of the transformation of Hunter's Point South, Queens. It captures the final seasons of this unique post-industrial landscape, where 30 acres of land had been left abandoned by the city, becoming an overgrown simulacrum of nature.
Reclaimed Ground was created in conjunction with Chance Ecologies, a public arts project inviting a group of international artists to explore, celebrate and commemorate this unique space, before its demolition. In 2016, Reclaimed Ground was screened and exhibited at the Queens Museum, as part of "A Frame Apart" - the film program of the Queens International Biennial, and at the exhibit "Chance Ecologies: Queens."