ann hamilton: the event of a thread at the park avenue armory

ann hamilton: the event of a thread

 

we visited the ann hamilton: the event of a thread exhibition at the park avenue armory.  it’s a really neat building.ann hamilton: the event of a threadafter exploring the rooms in the front of the armory, we purchased tickets and were met with an interesting contrast of gleeful chaos and monotone poetry readings

ann hamilton: the event of a threadadults and kids were having FUN.  when is the last time you were on a swing?  how about a giant, 100-foot swing?

ann hamilton: the event of a thread

reading.  the recital was broadcast wirelessly to speakers inside paper bags that were scattered on the floor of the armory.ann hamilton: the event of a thread

lots of people laid down in the middle to look up at the swaying curtainann hamilton: the event of a thread

so I took a photo looking up.  here is what they saw:ann hamilton: the event of a thread

there was a record player and a record cutter.  at the end of each day, a song is sung and the recording is cut into a record.  that record is then played the next dayann hamilton: the event of a thread

this guy was taking a break.  you can see the cables attached to swings and the curtainann hamilton: the event of a thread

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