Project 8:46: Reflections by NYC Youth on the Civil Uprisings of 2020
Project 8:46 is a video observance and reflection of the impact of George Floyd's murder and the civil uprisings across the country that followed. Guided by our mission to document the lived experience of New Yorkers, the Museum aims through this project to center and amplify the voices of young New Yorkers as they make sense of a momentous past year in their own lives—and the life of their city and nation.
Project 8:46 is an edited collage of crowdsourced responses featuring the reflections of NYC youth. Project 8:46 is presented in conjunction with the Museum's ongoing exhibition Activist New York. The piece is called "Project 8:46" and has a run time of eight minutes and forty-six seconds because that is the amount of time former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was captured on a cellphone video kneeling on George Floyd's neck before he died.
• Photos & Video Captured by Ian Reid
Extra Special thanks to NYC youth voices featured in the video:
Special Thanks to: All of the frontline activist, artists, healthcare professionals, public servants and the AMAZING Educators of NYC!
This video is a collage of crowdsourced responses featuring the reflections of NYC youth from all five boroughs and footage from photographer Ian Reid. Project 8:46 will be presented in conjunction with the Museum's ongoing "Activist New York" exhibition and its updated case study on The Movement for Black Lives.