New York, U.S.A.
2008 - Present
Installation / Performance

In collaboration with:



2008, collaborative actions in real/virtual, on-going

“BroadwayDreams” was started as a study of small businesses (99c shops, etc.) scattering through Broadway, Brooklyn. Being aware that Broadway continues through Manhattan, the plan is to continue its investigation through the “spine” of the islands, and expand its focus on general businesses (shops and eateries) and their consumers. Participants are encouraged to document and upload small video clips, photos, and/or audio files, with using various small media capturing devices (digital camera’s photo/movie modes, mobile phones, and/or digital audio recorders, etc.) With either built-in GPS, external GPS data logger, &/or manual ‘address’ documentation, geocoded media files will populate on maps which can be grabbed, mashed, and reused by people who would encounter them in later days, to form various lives, experiences, and landscapes. The project is also aiming to compile as many ‘blinks’ as possible. As we all know, eyes can blink but ears don’t. Photos are considered to be blinks of visual memory. Then, why don’t we pretend as if ears do blink too? (although it is not a requirement. You can determine the length of your blinks freely as long as it would load fairly fast online.) Broadway will be filled up with collective ‘blinks’ including aural moments.

Main map and other media resources are gathered as follows;

BD for mobile page

To be able to read the QR code, you will need to download QR code reader.

- although a lot of links are connected to YouTube which is data-heavy w/o unlimited data plan package w/ your mobile service provider...

Full Screen Map

Map (Originally made on Google My Map titled "Broadway Dreams" which I modified its side panel with


Touring the BroadwayDreams' (Brooklyn version) approximate route in the current time:

Compiled video trips (my version): (5 trips uploaded at A few of which are with audio files w/o video, where blank gray background or text of the associated address appears, however, won't move during the section.)

1st trip

2nd trip

3rd trip

4th trip

5th trip

Playlists: (of individual video clips uploaded at - all are extremely short - average less than 1 second with some exceptions. The playlists below were assembled with geocode/address information, however, anyone can form any combination - including other YouTube video - as you like.)

840 Broadway

99c Consumers, 1799 Broadway

99c DEAL & Up, 283 Broadway

99c OR MORE, Lapon Trading Corp, 1245 Broadway

99c Palace, 937 Broadway

99c Savings, 819 Broadway

99c Shop (name?), 288 Broadway

99c Wonder outside view, 180 Union Ave x Broadway

BOMBA 99c, 290 Broadway

Broadway 99 Cents Plus, 918 Broadway

Brooklyn Two 99c Plus, 1705 Broadway

China City, 1336 Broadway

China City, 914 Broadway

DOLLAR Traffic, 1177 Broadway

Family Dollar, 1155 Broadway

FAT ALBERT, 774 Broadway

Fortune Place, Inc., 286 Broadway

GEM, 773 Broadway

GO CRAZY LOCO 99c, 281 Broadway

Good Friend, 246 Broadway

J4 TEES Discount Plaza 99c Plus, 1065 Broadway

Jin Shing Restaurant, 1794-1 Broadway

King's Palace, 1157 Broadway

Lucky Chen, 1266 Broadway

Mei Wei Kitchen, 1126 Broadway

NEW FUN SING restaurant, 689 Broadway

REF 99c Plus Inc., 1470 Broadway

SAVE DOMINO seen from Broadway, Brooklyn (at Berry)

Shang Hai, 824 Broadway

Sweet Spring Garden Kitchen, 1567 Broadway

TK General Merchandise, 250 Broadway

Value 99c Savings, 380 broadway

West end of Broadway, Brooklyn

Williamsburg Bridge seen from Broadway, Brooklyn

Broadway Dreams

Chinese takeout menus: (of all the Chinese takeout restaurants on Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, uploaded at

Photoset at Flickr - where I uploaded photo images of Chinese takeout restaurants' menus, except one mini video clip which managed its way to the new Flickr video function. Almost all others failed due to the fact that they were 'too short' at less-than-a-second.)

Off-shoot project I made out of the 'blink documentations' I shot from BroadwayDreams:

BroadwayDreams for Williams Burroughs’ Nervous System

2010, video 16-in-1 grid in loop (1 cycle in 1’42”)

Notes for Williams Burroughs – Dead Fingers Talk exhibition 2010:

For this particular exhibit, I selected 428 small movie clips I shot with digital cameras documenting blinks of Broadway in Brooklyn, NY. Most of them are a second or less in duration except 3 or 4 files much longer than the rest. Ideally, they are played back on iTunes-like software in playlist with the shuffle-mode, however, no computers available in the present would be able to playback without the slight pauses in between for loading. Accordingly, I made 16 versions of simulation (in randomized orders) resembling the shuffle mode without pauses.

I made different versions available for the curator to decide how they would present the work. It can be played back: 1) individually on separate computer monitors; 2) individually on iPhone-like small devices that can play m4v format; 3) as a 16-in-1 movie file on one computer fast enough to handle the file. As said above, the edits of the 16 files are mere examples of simulations. All the files are available on YouTube and Vimeo although they are in low resolutions.

You are more than welcome to document and add more ‘blinks.’ If you’re going to create and share any files (associated with any Broadway in the world) in the future, please include a tag ‘broadwaydreams’ for your uploads.