Street Pictures is the home for works by Ruth Sergel.

Ruth's projects bridge art, technology and public history to invite active civic engagement and social transformation.


what I am doing right now....

Summer 2015
NYC | Berlin


The manuscript of Fire Meets Fire my book about Chalk, the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition is in the hands of the wonderful editors at the University of Iowa Press. The book comes out in early 2016. Stay tuned!

In the meantime I'm puttering on a new piece, The Worst Jew in Berlin. Contemplating life as a Jew in the fatherland, Israel + Palestine, victims + perpetrators, justice, violence + memory, Hannah Arendt, Lise Meitner + Rosalind Franklin, food + a little humor. I don't yet know what the piece will bring, but happily plugging away until it reveals itself.

Hope you're having a wonderful summer.

See you in the streets!
- Ruth



Chalk (2004 - present)
Public Intervention

Gaza Ghetto

Gaza Ghetto (2014)
Public Intervention


Alice in Berlin (2012)
Interactive Installation

Voices of 9.11

Voices of 9.11
(2002-2003 | 2011)
Public Intervention

Uprising of 20000

Triangle Fire Coalition (2011)
Public Intervention


Alchemy of Light (2010)
Live Multi-Media Performance

one artist

$700 billion for the arts...
because we're too big to fail!
Public Intervention

Magic Box

Magic Box (2009)
Interactive Documentary


Ethel (2007)
Live Performance/Interactive Documentary

Turing Machine

Turing Machine (2007)
Interactive Documentary


Pisces Vorat Maior Minorem (2006)
Live Multi-Media Performance


Al (2005)
Interactive Documentary


Belle (2004)
Fiction Film


Cusp (2000)
Fiction Film


Bruce (1998)
Fiction Film