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.
Collabcubed: “With spotlights on the immense, billowing white cloth/curtain in the center of the hall, it’s hard not to feel that you’ve entered into some sort of theatrical performance. But the curtain is at the center of the “stage” suspended by ropes and pulleys, with all its movements attributed to the field of swings indirectly connected to it. The silky white cloth undulates as the swings’ velocities increase and decrease through the collective action of the swingers (aka the exhibition visitors.) ” Read on at Collabcubed.
Top photo by James Ewing courtesy Park Avenue Armory.