GIANT FLIPBOOKS IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN

Beam Center brings mechanical urban storytelling to DUMBO, Brooklyn

FlipNYC: Two of the world’s largest mechanical, solar-powered Flipbooks, built by youth in collaboration with architect Chee-Kit Lai, artist Ebony Bolt, and hundreds of community illustrators. Interactive public art installation, June 2019

FLIPBOOKS are kinetic sculptures that tell animated stories through 100s of individual images that are rotated mechanically. Like the classic children’s toy, drawings are sequenced and create simple animations when activated.

 
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NYC BEAM FELLOWS

Beam Fellows (ages 15-18) are hard at work creating and constructing FlipNYC. At our Inventeguity Festival on May 5, 2019, Beam Fellows will guide and lead younger children and the public to create the Flipbook illustrations. Building community through art and creativity, FlipNYC will bridge neighborhoods and offer a platform for connection among local school children, residents and visitors to Downtown Brooklyn.

Project Specialist Mitchell Dose explains flipbook mechanics

Project Specialist Mitchell Dose explains flipbook mechanics

NYC Beam Fellow welding flipbook structure

NYC Beam Fellow welding flipbook structure

NYC Beam Fellows are strong as steel!

NYC Beam Fellows are strong as steel!

Young animators sketching frames for flipbook

Young animators sketching frames for flipbook

 

FEATURED ARTIST EBONY BOLT

Flipbooks 2019 will feature artist Ebony Bolt who draws inspiration from the diversity of people around the city.

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Help bring FlipNYC to Life!

We need your help to involve more community artists and students in the making of FlipNYC.  (Button/link to Crowdrise page).