Art Post No. 14

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Emily is back with another GUEST POST…

Ann Hamilton’s installation “The Event of a Thread,” at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, was a monumental, ephemeral and nostalgic, temporary work of art. I’ve experienced this piece through the images captured by some of my closest friends. Their renderings of Hamilton’s work are the images framed below. In Hamilton’s own words:

“I can remember the feeling of swinging—how hard we would work for those split seconds, flung at furthest extension, just before the inevitable downward and backward pull, when we felt momentarily free of gravity, a little hiccup of suspension when our hands loosened on the chain and our torsos raised off the seat. We were sailing, so inside the motion—time stopped—and then suddenly rushed again toward us. We would line up on the playground and try to touch the sky, alone together.”

Stone-Textile_Art-Post-14Learn more? Take a look at this video on the installation…The Event of a Thread 

Photos by: Antony, Emily, Gabrielle and Kelley