Jane Franklin Dance: EyeSOAR Fringe Edition
“make as much noise as we want, no one will care”
The connotation of “eyesore”, an unpleasant sight in a public place, spins in EyeSOAR as audio, video and movement highlight the wonderful people and organizations in an industrial neighborhood. Space is getting tighter and longtime occupants nestle within change.
The area in Arlington would have been, “early on, a swamp next to Four Mile Run and then over time it was filled and then used as a Union shooting range, says Charles Meng, Director of Arlington Food Assistance Center. In the 1950’s, roads were laid out and lots were sold.” Fragments of those buildings remain alongside changing surroundings. People intersect with the many bus routes, while bike path users, footbridge traffic and individuals are drawn to the auto repair shops, the Shirlington Dog Park, AFAC, New District, and other businesses. These stories are told and as Don Zientara notes, “we can make as much noise as we want, and no one will care.”