Mikhail Zinshteyn

Mikhail Zinshteyn is a Prospect winter 2010 intern.

Recent Articles

Home Theater

TAP talks to an artist who tries to bring the foreclosure crisis to life in a hard-hit Boston community.

(72 Hours Project)

(72 Hours Project)
From March 2009 to February 2010, at least 300,000 U.S. homes fell into foreclosure every month. Even the administration’s renewed focus to assist homeowners is too late for families who have received eviction notices. Many discussions focus on the impact the moribund real-estate market has had on the country’s finances, but we hear less often about the social toll empty homes have had on neighborhoods. One artist and activist seeks to explore the relationship between vacant homes and the community. John Hulsey, an artist who works with a Boston community organization called City Life/Vida Urbana , films scenes of the foreclosure process re-enacted by displaced residents and projects them inside empty houses, so that viewers see a silhouetted film. TAP spoke with Hulsey about his project, 72 Hours , and his art’s role in activism and public awareness. Who do you consider to be your audience, and what do you hope they take from this? In the best case, projecting these images into...