We feel light

'The Event of a Thread' - a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious 'The Event of a Thread' - a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious 'The Event of a Thread' - a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious 'The Event of a Thread' - a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious 'The Event of a Thread' - a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious

‘The Event of a Thread’ – a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious

“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.” (text by ‘park avenue armory’)

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