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StorefrontTV Season 3: On Maintenance concludes this week. Thank you to the fourteen artists and architects whose videos over the course of this season have explored and redefined the notion of maintenance in critical and playful ways. Watch the entire season here!
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Broadcast weekly on Wednesdays at 6 pm ET, episodes air on Storefront’s websiteYouTube channel, and Instagram Live. Previous episodes are viewable 24 hours after they air live.
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Learn more about the thirteenth and fourteenth episodes below, and tune into the final episode of the season (Episode 14) by Vivien Sansour this coming Wednesday! Episodes are brief, so we encourage you to subscribesign up for reminders, and follow us on Instagram at @storefrontnyc.
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TUNE INTO EPISODE 14:
Cistern
VIVIEN SANSOUR
In collaboration with Samar Hazboun
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 from 6:00-6:10 pm ET
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In this very small terrain I call home, imagining a different reality is imperative for survival. As Palentinians, we are constantly trying to figure out ways to maintain ourselves in a system that abhors us and that considers our presence an obstacle to the fulfilment of its vision as a “land without a people.”
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Along with the challenges of climate change, Palestinians are facing real thirst; we are granted water only in small allowances. We often find ourselves having to figure out how to save water for cut-off days, as well as how to preempt dry days.
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In August of 2020, we completed the building of a rain harvesting cistern, a project I embarked upon in order to ensure that my plants don’t die of thirst and that I am able to produce food on this terrain, especially in times of crisis. In the process of digging, we came across a few crystallized rocks; a reminder that 100 million years ago — before humans existed — this place was submerged in water and belonged only to the natural world.
Vivien Sansour
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About Episode 14
In Cistern, the fourteenth (and final) episode of StorefrontTV Season 3, Vivien Sansour presents a new community project, a water harvesting cistern in Bethlehem. Sansour, along with artist Samar Hazboun, documents the site, emphasizing the importance of water for the survival of all living beings. Cistern is a performative ode to the maintenance of a people, based in both a brutal reality and a fantastical world.
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Subscribe to our YouTube channel and sign up to receive a reminder when the episode is starting. Please note that episodes are brief, and will start at the scheduled time.
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Read more about the episode and the artist here.
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Image: Still from Vivien Sansour’s Cistern, September 2020. Photo by Samar Hazboun, courtesy of the artist.
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WATCH EPISODE 13:
Re-model: la ciudad más allá de la ciudad
BY RAFAEL DOMENECH
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In case you missed it last Wednesday, you can watch the thirteenth episode of StorefrontTV Season 3, Re-model: la ciudad más allá de la ciudad by Rafael Domenech, on Storefront’s website and YouTube channel. Each past episode of StorefrontTV will be viewable on Instagram Live for 24 hours, as well as on Storefront’s web platforms afterward.
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About Episode 13
In Re-model: la ciudad más allá de la ciudad, the thirteenth episode of StorefrontTV Season 3, Rafael Domenech examines the relationship between city and building, exploring how we dwell in different spaces and inhabit multiple realities. In a decommissioned high school building in Yonkers that he has occupied for the last few years, Domenech conducts a daily routine of 5 minute repairs, replacing vandalized windows, installing lighting systems, and repurposing unused faucets and toilets. Re-model juxtaposes footage from these tasks with concrete poetry by the artist, proposing maintenance as a form of irreverence in a society of replacement.
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Read more about the episode and the artist here.

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In these times, we are especially grateful for the organizations, foundations, and members who have made contributions that enable us to continue Storefront’s mission of thinking creatively about our built environments. To support Storefront or become a member, please reach out to us at membership@storefrontnews.org.
StorefrontTV is supported in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Storefront has also received generous emergency support during the coronavirus pandemic from: Humanities New York, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, The Jill and Peter Kraus Foundation, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, The Cy Twombly Foundation, The Fox Aarons Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Blavatnik Family Foundation, The Luce Foundation, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Arison Arts Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation, The David Rockefeller Fund, The Robert Lehman Foundation, and The Destina Foundation.
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Founding support of Storefront’s Building Cycles program is generously provided by Linde-Griffith Construction Company and the Graham Foundation. 
     
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Building Cycles has also been made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; KPF; Steven Holl Architects; WXY architecture + design; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.
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