Photo 52: A Play on Light

Natural Indoor Light - Week 2

This past week we went to see Ann Hamilton's "The Event of a Thread" installation at the Park Avenue Armory here in New York City.  The exhibit included 42 large swings that moved a gigantic billowing white curtain when used.  My favorite sounds were those of gleeful children and my favorite sights were shadows cast on the floor in various pockets of the room.  Captured below is a little bit of both - a joyful young boy and his amazing shadow.

Taking flight

Please follow along the circle to see the rest of Photo 52's images for this week.  Next up is Jessie Wixon, my talented friend and fellow New Yorker whose ethereal and dreamy images are spectacular!  

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.