Storefront Media at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Storefront Media artists' work playing on the Digital Display at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation © 2014 4Culture. Photo by Andrew Pogue

Every day, our Storefront Media Gallery screens showcase dynamic media art from all over the United States to the thousands of commuters who pass by our Pioneer Square offices on Prefontaine Place South. We’re excited to continue a long-running partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to bring this urban art experience to another Seattle neighborhood! Pass by their media screen, located at 500 Fifth Avenue North, to encounter these works, selected from applicants to the Storefront Media Gallery program:

Ahree Lee, Permutation
Slices of individual photographs function like the genetic code we inherit from our ancestors. They also represent the genetic material we have in common. Lee’s work often examines race, community, family, and migration. Lee lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Viviane Silvera, See Memory
A stop-motion film of 10,000 paintings challenges how our memories define who we are, how we remember, and the link between memory and imagination. This version has been edited for outdoor viewing. Silvera works with researchers and neuroscience in developing much of her work. She grew up in Hong Kong and Brazil and now lives in New York, New York.

Ezra Wube, Pattern Synthesis and Gela 2
These stop action animations layer past with present, and attempt to make a third entity that is in both, where place and time shift. Belonging in displacement and emplacement, in past and present, both here and there, Wube’s work reflects his home in Ethiopia, and now Brooklyn, New York.