Flux Factory, NYC, March 2018

Fort City was a fully-operating township of sheet forts inside Flux Factory, Long Island City, Queens, New York. Visitors could explore Fort City’s many attractions and small businesses, including Softy’s Diner, the General Store, Fort County General Hospital, the Junk Shoppe, the Municipal Pool, the Multiplex, the United Forts Post Office, Sheety’s Bar, the Teenage Bedroom, and the Town Hall Basement. Softy’s Diner served up tasty confections to guests on a conveyor belt and all-day screenings played at the Multiplex while shopkeepers offered numerous other goods and services to visitors. The Fort City Co-Mayors held a town hall meeting and dedicated a gifted ping pong net to commence the town’s Glo-Pong Tournament and Prom.

Fort City was part of Flux City VI, an exhibition curated by Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail Entsminger, in which six cities were built by six different artists. Each city was built in a week and open to the public for one day before being destroyed by another artist. Fort City was destroyed by the Immigrant Ball, a destruction performance by Katya Grokhovsky.

Collaboration with Cayla Lockwood

Special thanks: Amir Badawi, Gil Lopez, Eleni Zaharopoulos and Kyung Jin Kim

Documentation: Walter Wlodarczyk