AUTOMOTIVE ARCHIVE, A ROVING MEMORIAL
Presented by Oral History Summer School | Sunday, August 23
1 PM cars assemble | 1:30 PM passengers assemble+ set off
3-4 PM program continues at Basilica with music and words
Basilica is proud to host a program of the Oral History Summer School, which will present a mobile sound installation in the form of an automotive procession, to memorialize and honor six area residents of Hudson, New York.
En masse, participating cars and passengers will make a three-mile loop through town that begins and ends at Basilica Hudson. The words and voices of Pam Badila (speaking about Elombe Badila), Lynn Carr, Harold Hanson, Christina Malisoff, Frankie Martino, and Mary Potts, will serve as guide, broadcast through car radios via WGXC 90.7-FM. These narrators will tell us about the Hudson they knew and loved through the audio archive they left behind.
This Oral History Summer School event is presented in collaboration with Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM and The Listening Project (Kite’s Nest), and hosted by Basilica Hudson.
Participating cars need a working FM radio and up-to-date car insurance. Non-drivers may join the procession as passengers. Participating cars should pre-register at www.oralhistorysummerschool.com/automotivearchive.
The automotive procession begins promptly at 1 PM for participating cars and 1:30 for passengers at Basilica Hudson’s parking lot, 110 S Front Street. The event concludes with a brief gathering at 3 PM, also at Basilica.
Oral History Summer School was founded in Hudson, New York by oral historian and writer Suzanne Snider in 2012 with the purpose of training an international group of professionals –– writers, social workers, radio producers, artists, teachers, human rights workers, among others –– to make use of Oral History in their documentary and artistic practices. OHSS regularly hosts workshops, listening parties, film screenings, and panels. The school’s mission is four-fold: to provide training, curate public events, establish an audio archive, and collaborate with organizations in and around Hudson.
Visiting instructors included Dina Zempsky (Storycorps’ Memory Loss Initiative), Nicki Pombier Berger (Nothing About Us Without Us), Jeremy Thal (Found Sound Nation), LJ Amsterdam (Watershed Center), Ben Harbert (Georgetown University), Sheri Bauer-Mayorga (Good Globe Singing School), Jeffrey Lependorf (Music Omi International Musicians’ Residency), and Sady Sullivan (Columbia University).