We went to see Anne Hamilton’s: the event of a thread at the Park Avenue Armory while we were in NY last week. It was absolutely magnificent, I wish we could go back again. Hamilton is brilliant. Our family is full of different tastes, sensory needs and ages and it was a perfect fit for everyone.
Henry did an excellent job editing our experience.
Henry loved the installation. He said it was “calm and soft but full of energy”, “smooth and architectural water crossings ”
There are benches so if you want to sit down and watch you can, but you can run around, swing, or lie down on the floor.
“Visual artist Ann Hamilton combines the ephemeral presence of time with the material tactility for which she is best known to create a new large-scale installation for the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Commissioned by the Armory, the event of a thread references the building’s architecture, as well as the individual encounters and congregational gatherings that have animated its rich social history. A multisensory affair, the work draws together readings, sound, and live events within a field of swings that together invite visitors to connect to the action of each other and the work itself, illuminating the experience of the singular and collective body, the relationship between the animal and the human. The address of the readers to the pigeons shifts at the end of each day, when a vocalist on the drill hall’s balcony serenades their release to flight. Each day’s song is cut with a record lathe, and the resulting recording is played back the next day.”