Voices of Ellis

Jersey City, NJ

Voices of Ellis is a proposal to celebrate the unique character and historic significance of the Abandoned Immigration Hospital, on Ellis Island.

The Voices of Ellis is a site-specific response to the distinctive conditions inside the Ellis Island Hospital — designed to balance opportunities for exploration with installations and programs that are designed to accentuate unique spatial qualities and share visitor generated narratives in this limited access site.

“…installations will be detailed with historic texts throughout the hospital, leaving behind a trail of breadcrumbs for people to discover, contemplate, and photograph. Other interventions will be integrated into special weekend events — to share a spectrum of opportunities for visitors to develop a meaningful relationship with the hospital”

The culmination of these project elements will serve as a temporary catalyst to encourage public exploration, appreciation, and personal inquiry into the past, present, and future of the Ellis Island hospital.

Voices of Ellis is proposal in partnership with Save Ellis Island, National Parks Service, and Untapped New York — with support from Green Ghost Studios and Unforgotten Films.