RACHEL EMMA STUDIO

Weekly Art: The Event of a Thread

Rachel



This is one of those installations I feel like I have truly missed out on! Visual Artist Ann Hamilton's large scale participatory piece The Event of a Thread combined 42 swings with a giant billowing curtain in the empty 55,000 square feet of Park Avenue Armory in NYC. In addition to this, 42 caged homing pigeons sat next to two readers speaking into microphones, imparting knowledge to the guests. Hamilton herself viewed the exhibition through a stationed mirror, suggesting an element of self-evaluation.

The sheer scale of this installation is what makes it so magical to me, and the way the swings connect to the giant curtain, causing the billowing effect. There are some amazing videos of the experience on YouTube, making me even more jealous that I missed it! 

Did anyone get to see this in real life? 

x Rachel