Aaron Asis

Artistic Discipline: Film/Video
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2022
Location: Brooklyn Heights

Aaron Asis is an artist and filmmaker focused on documenting inaccessible environs, creating temporary installations to activate underutilized spaces, facilitating public programs to engage new ideas, and collaborating with city agencies and community groups nationwide -- to demonstrate how creative contributions can be catalytic in increasing awareness and sharing the impact that engaged communities can have in everyday life. Unforgotten is a documentary film project dedicated to sharing lesser accessible landscapes in New York City. The project is focused on documenting the relationship between public interests, creative efforts and governmental actions — shared through the collective voices of government agencies, community organizations, artists / advocates, special interest groups, and members of the general public. Working together, these perspectives help give people an opportunity to appreciate the complexity, hidden beauty, and help shape the future of these sites for our city. Unforgotten is created by Aaron Asis in collaboration with Green Ghost Studios and includes a long roster of collaborating voices and partnering organizations to support the importance of the arts taking a more central role in the decision making process.

Photo by Aaron Asis.