Accessibility is central to the composition and production of The Last Stand, which was composed with sonic and subsonic sounds in order to create vibrational surfaces for hearing and non-hearing people as well as the nearby trees to experience the work. For more details of the composition, including written descriptions of the sound, please see the program.
The access design for this project was developed by Kevin Gotkin in consultation with 6 artists whose work engages Deaf culture and the artistry of accessibility: Maleni Chaitoo, Anna Gichan, Louise Hickman, Monique Holt, Liza Sylvestre, and Alexandria Wailes.
—WHEN IS THE PROJECT AND DO I NEED TICKETS?
The Last Stand will run from 8am – 6pm, beginning September 18. It will be open on Thursdays – Sundays until October 10, 2021.
All Creative Time projects are free and open to the public. You do not need a ticket or advance registration to experience The Last Stand. You are welcome to settle in for the full day experience or stop by to catch a portion of the piece.
Our team closely monitors guidelines for COVID-19 as they continue to evolve. We recommend physical distancing between households when visiting The Last Stand. Our friendly site team will help manage audience capacities and will have PPE available to those who need it at the project site including hand sanitizer and extra surgical masks. See below for more information about COVID-19 measures in place during the project.
—HOW DO I GET TO THE PROJECT?
The Last Stand is located near the Nethermead, near a park building landmark called the Music Pagoda. It is south of Center Drive and a short distance from the Boathouse.
The closest public entry is at the Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue entrance. From Lincoln Road, continue straight at the entrance, crossing East Drive. After continuing under Cleft Ridge Arch, follow the path on the right, passing the historic Camperdown Elm on your right. Continue on the path, where the park landmark Boathouse building will be on your left and Binnen Bridge straight ahead. After crossing the bridge, you’ll The Last Stand will be on your right. You’ve arrived! If you use GPS, please reference the GPS coordinates (M26M+R5 Brooklyn, New York).
If you are traveling by subway, we recommend taking the B,S,Q to Prospect Park and using the Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue entrance. The Prospect Park station has two elevators for each platform (no escalators), both located at the NE corner of Lincoln Road and Ocean Ave. The MTA updates the status of their elevators at https://new.mta.info/elevator-escalator-status, though this information is not always updated in real-time. There are no planned elevator outages at this station.
To travel by bus, take the B41, B43, B48 or B49 routes.
Vehicles are not permitted in Prospect Park. Nearby street parking and paid parking lots are available in the area.
—WHAT COVID-19 MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE DURING THE PROJECT?
The health and safety of our team, the public using Prospect Park, and you, our visitors, is our top priority! Creative Time is following the recommendations and guidelines of health experts, as well as the relevant city, state, and federal agencies, and have put a few processes in place for your visit:
– If you are sick, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home!
– We encourage all guests to wear masks while visiting The Last Stand and will have surgical masks available at the Creative Time staff table. In accordance with the CDC, we require you to wear a face covering if you are unvaccinated. If you are vaccinated and feel safe at a potentially crowded, outdoor event, you may be unmasked. Please consult the CDC’s Choosing Safer Activities Guidelines for more information. Respirator masks such as KN95 masks are the most effective at filtering pathogens and they can be combined with surgical masks for added protection
– To protect each other, our team will be wearing masks. Should you require or want to wear a mask, we can provide you with one to wear.
– While you do not need to register to visit The Last Stand, we will be monitoring capacity. You may be asked to maintain recommended physical distancing between households. If the site reaches capacity, our team will ask that you come back later.
—WHAT ACCESS INFORMATION SHOULD I BE AWARE OF BEFORE COMING?
The project can be accessed by paved pathways with some incline and is built upon a mostly flat surface of grass and wood chips.
There are no steps required to enter the project site, however there may be slightly uneven surfaces in some areas.
The Last Stand is a multi-channel sound installation with vibrational surfaces. The opera features spoken words in Munsee Lenape and periodic ambient voices during the first act.
There will be seating that produces vibrating surfaces for visitors to feel the tones and frequencies created by the artist. Hearing loops are available onsite at the Creative Time table. Visitors are encouraged to sit and stay for as long as they like!
If there are other ways we can help meet your access needs, please email email@example.com and we will be sure to respond as quickly as possible.
—ARE THERE PUBLIC RESTROOMS?
There are two public restrooms near the project site open for public use during park hours. One is located near the East Lake Drive entrance to the park, and another is located near the Flatbush Ave and Empire Boulevard entrance to the park.
Please refer to this map for locations
—IS THERE ANYWHERE NEARBY TO EAT?
There are several places to eat near the Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue entrance. These include Ix Restaurant, Kulushkat, Antojitos del Patron, Golden Crust Caribbean Restaurant, and Flatbush Bagel. Opening hours vary daily.
—WHAT IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER?
For the safety and comfort of the public, in case of inclement weather, we will announce any altered plans on our social media platforms, @creativetime on Instagram and @creativetime on Twitter.
—IS THE PROJECT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES?
Yes, we encourage people of all ages to attend The Last Stand and experience the sonic landscape of the forest!