Brooklyn based Kate Truisi’s work explores mortality, sustainability and interactions between humans and nature. In her latest project, The Skywatchers, Kate traveled to the self-proclaimed UFO capital of New York to document life in the town where around 2,000 sightings were seen between 1983 and 1987.
“The Skywatchers is a documentary project about a small town known as Pine Bush, the self-proclaimed UFO Capital of New York. The area has been host to activity since as early as the 1950s but not until the 1980s did it start gaining attention as a hot spot. Between 1983 and 1987 about 2,000 sightings were reported and around this time a hotline was created for the public to call in sightings from all over the Hudson Valley. I started hanging out in the town to learn more information about the phenomenon and everyone I talked to pointed me in the direction of a man named Butch. This series features Butch, the town barber, and his collection of UFO related ephemera.”