Project Description

John Hulsey

Portrait of John Hulsey

FSC-Harvard Fellow 2010-11

A graduate student in VES, John Hulsey’s project 72 Hours is an audiovisual installation that uses projected images and sound to evoke the lived experience of three families facing foreclosure. Working closely with Boston-area tenants’ rights group City Life/Vida Urbana, the participants and collaborators in 72 Hours aim to make public, visible, and felt the struggles of those undergoing foreclosure. By temporarily occupying apartment buildings, foreclosed houses, or vacant bank-owned properties and transforming them into sites for multimedia projection, 72 Hours makes visible the absences and traces left behind when residents are evicted from their homes. See a full description and press on John Hulsey’s website