A former glass factory, the Knockdown Center honors its building’s history by continuing to serve as a site for creativity and innovation. The 50,000-square-foot art and performance space hosts experimental creations “that respond to its unique architecture.” That’s especially the case with the Knockdown’s most recent piece, “Wall<Enter,” a hands-on installation produced in partnership with the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services Arts and Literacy Program and artist Laura Paris.
A mishmash of dance, music, writing, and spoken word, this immersive project gives more than 1,000 immigrant children and their families a voice, enabling those most affected by the anti-immigrant Trump administration a place to express their concerns. Visitors are invited to contribute to the ongoing exhibition through an interactive “voting booth,” where they can submit their own stories as written, audio, and visual content, which will be incorporated into the final installation.
“Wall<Enter” at the Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth