Ann Hamilton's "The Event of A Thread"

Last weekend was the final chance to catch Ann Hamilton's large-scale installation for the Wade Thompson Drill Hall, commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory in NYC.  Fortunately we were there and in line twenty minutes before the 12:00 opening because it wasn't long before the line snaked outside and all the way down 68th street to Lexington Avenue.   

Hamilton's "The Event of A Thread" draws together readings, sound, and live events within a field of 42 swings.  We were fortunate to get on one of the swings fairly quickly, which control the motion of the billowing white curtain.  Onlookers could take in the experience from the rafters above, in motion on a swing and even from below the curtain itself.  It was definite worth the trip and worth waiting in line.