Massive Art Installation on the Ephemeral Nature of Time

Massive #Art #Installation on the Ephemeral Nature of Time

Ann Hamilton combined the ephemeral presence of time with material tactility to create a large-scale installation at the Park Avenue Armory.  

The work weaved 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 - highlighting the experience of the singular and collective body.


the event of a thread is made of many crossings of the near at hand and the far away: it is a body crossing space, is a writer’s hand crossing a sheet of paper, is a voice crossing a room in a paper bag, is a reader crossing with a page and with another reader, is listening crossing with speaking, is an inscription crossing a transmission, is a stylus crossing a groove, is a song crossing species, is the weightlessness of suspension crossing the calling of bell or bellows, is touch being touched in return. It is a flock of birds and a field of swings in motion. It is a particular point in space at an instant of time.
— Ann Hamilton, Artist