Light + Movement
How is Pittsburgh’s collective memory shaped by its history of first arrivals?
Cinematographer Bradford Young’s multi-channel video installation—premiering in summer 2017—looks at Pittsburgh’s many rich histories of migration and first arrivals. Young’s piece explores Pittsburgh tunnels not only as literal passageways into the city but also as metaphors for the Great Migration, the northward movement of millions of African Americans in the early to mid-20th century. Inspired by the work of photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris (external link) and playwright August Wilson, Young delves into the arts of Pittsburgh’s Hill District, inviting us to consider the continuum of artistic practice between photography and the moving image.