This Friday and Saturday, April 25 & 26:”GERMINATION”, a time-lapse video projection by Amber Johnston and curated by Sean Stoops

Amber Johnston


A time-lapse video projection curated by Sean Stoops,

as part of Animated Architecture.

Friday and Saturday, April 25 – 26, 7:30pm to 9:30pm each night

Opening Reception Friday April 25, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Jed Williams Gallery is very proud and excited to present Germination, the first -ever video art/installation piece exhibitedat the gallery since it opened.

Germination is a time-lapse video projection composed of Amber Johnston’s still photographs, shot over 10 months during her daily travels from East Kensington to Center City and South Philly. The video is presented as a rear projection on storefront windows, intended to be viewed from outside at night. The windows double as screens that appear to “reflect” the ongoing transitions in the gentrification of Philadelphia.

Johnston writes,

“…The disjointed nature of the video mirrors conflicting feelings around gentrification… This project has come to represent life’s never stagnant flow. There is always change- good or bad. Life is growing and dying to make room for the new.”

In addition to the video projection screening, the gallery will also have a selection of Amber Johnston’s photo prints on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend (including gallery hours on Sunday noon-3pm)

About Animated Architecture:

Animated Architecture is a festival of site-specific, outdoor/indoor video art events, usually held at night and screened at various Philadelphia buildings, that opened in fall 2013. In spring 2012 Animated Architecture was named as one of thirty-five art project award winners to receive grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, which funds innovative projects that engage and enrich Philadelphia’s communities. For more information, visit:



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