Fort Tilden is an abandoned military base located in the Rockaway Peninsula of Queens. It was decommissioned in the early 1970’s and turned over to the National Park Service, but most of the wartime structures -from brick buildings to what used to be concrete missile launch pads- remain all over the area, now invaded by thick vegetation.
Fort Tilden is a space of transition from violent human occupation to Nature reclaiming its own, emerging from the concrete cracks, slowly swallowing the ruins of darker times.
EMPTY STRUCTURES OF THE EAST HARLEM
On the ground-floor of 1773 Lexington Ave, located in Manhattan’s East Harlem, there is a bustling grocery store. But the windows above it have been carefully sealed-up, testifying to no one has lived there in decades. This is not a rare condition for some buildings in the neighborhood: landlords are often content to earn income from first-floor commercial tenants rather than deal with the trouble of tenants. So the apartments remain empty and devoid of life.
Unresolved experiments and photographs.
Fresh flowers, fake flowers, plastic toys, old pictures, and all sorts of items remain untouched for years and years on cemetery graves. How much can we know about the person buried under by just looking at these items? Have they been forgotten? Or are they still being missed?
These postcards are a visual collection of such objects, all taken at Brooklyn's Green-wood cemetery, where around 560'000 bodies are buried.