CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery Presents Billy Friebele and Michael Dax Iacovone City of Ghosts

By Editorial Team on August 16, 2016

Fri, 19 August 2016 - Sat, 10 September 2016

Photo courtesy of Flashpoint Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Flashpoint Gallery.


Opening Reception: Friday, August 19 from 5pm to 7pm


CulturalDC presents City of Ghosts by Billy Friebele and Michael Dax Iacovone from August 20th – September 10th, 2016, at Flashpoint Gallery. City of Ghosts is an exhibition that represents the culmination of a year-long residency at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Fabrication Lab. Billy Friebele and Mike Iacovone, founders of Freespace Collective, have collaborated on a series of artworks that use technologies available across the street in the digital Fab Lab to explore the areas surrounding the library and Flashpoint Gallery.

Tensions of rapid change and collective amnesia are visualized through maps, crime statistics, 3D printed sculpture, video, and an interactive drawing machine. Together, this work investigates various modes of collecting and archiving the constantly shifting identity of the city. By drawing attention to temporal aspects of the city, FreeSpace Collective is opening a dialogue to memorialize the present, and suggest the possibility of change.

About the Artists
The FreeSpace Collective was founded by artists Billy Friebele and Michael Dax Iacovone, who began working together on collaborative video projects in graduate school at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. FreeSpace Collective focuses on community engagement, public spaces, mapping, and interactivity, with an emphasis on collaboration. They have exhibited in Detroit, MI; St. Louis, MO; Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Sarajevo, Bosnia; and Jatiwangi, Indonesia; among other places. FreeSpace Collective is based in Washington, DC.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 6pm
  • or by appointment

Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW. For more information visit