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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 Summer 2019

Pearl Street Triangle, DUMBO, Brooklyn 11201

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. See them this Summer in DUMBO, Brooklyn!

NYC Beam Fellows 2019: Katia Beegan, Valery Cuellar, Eli Harrell, Natasha Moore, Candace Nelson, Darwin Pichardo, Diego Romero, Ethan Rothschild, Christal Jean-Soverall, Lucas Stettner, Dyani Woodson, Jade Ziyi Zhao (not all pictured)  Beam Project Staff: Mitchell Dose, Cassie Broadus-Foote & Philip Gabbana  Designer: Chee-Kit Lai (Mobile Studio Architects, London)  Illustration Artist: Ebony Bolt  Photo and Creative Credits: David Golann & Tim Fite

NYC Beam Fellows 2019: Katia Beegan, Valery Cuellar, Eli Harrell, Natasha Moore, Candace Nelson, Darwin Pichardo, Diego Romero, Ethan Rothschild, Christal Jean-Soverall, Lucas Stettner, Dyani Woodson, Jade Ziyi Zhao (not all pictured)

Beam Project Staff: Mitchell Dose, Cassie Broadus-Foote & Philip Gabbana

Designer: Chee-Kit Lai (Mobile Studio Architects, London)

Illustration Artist: Ebony Bolt

Photo and Creative Credits: David Golann & Tim Fite

 

NYC BEAM FELLOWS

Beam Fellows (ages 15-18) worked hard in the Spring of 2019 creating and constructing FlipNYC. At our Inventgenuity Festival on May 5, 2019, Beam Fellows guided and led younger children and the public to create the Flipbook illustrations. On June 6, 2019, FlipNYC was unveiled in Dumbo, near the Manhattan Bridge Archway. YOU can view and play with the Flipbooks all summer long.

Building community through art and creativity, FlipNYC will bridge neighborhoods and offer a platform for connection among local school children, residents and visitors to DUMBO, 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 support FlipNYC!

With your help, we can provide more public programming and involve more youth and community to engage with art and learn about making of FlipNYC.

You can donate directly to Beam Center to support our work.