PUBLIC ARTSPROGRAMMING: THEHIGHLINE PROJECTDashiell Lumas
Overview: Art of the Highline A Highline Arts initiative that was founded quite recently (2009) The artwork includes a diverse range of topics, including such varied things as performances, exhibitions, and video programs. (Produced by Friends of the Highline) The art is supposed to be representative of the unique architectural and historical design of the Highline. (It is a creative way for artists to interpret the Highline)
Funding: Who pays for it? Donald R. Mullen Jr. The Greenwell Foundation Vital projects Fund inc NYC department of Cultural Affairs The Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund
Examples of Projects: Elad Larssy, Women David Shrigley, How are you feeling? Sarah Sze, Still Life with Landscape Sue de Beer, Haunt Room Jennifer West, One Mile Film
Elad Larssy, Women These are small-scale portraits surrounded by a mundane green color, to be placed on a billboard near the highline. The focus of the artist (Elad Larssy) is to create a powerful, yet familiar image. The viewer is left to interpret and fill in the green space as they see fit.
Sarah Sze, Still life withLandscape This is basically just a temporary, very cool addition to the park. The object of this structure is to attract wildlife, insects and birds (that sort of thing). Park visitors are welcome to walk within the structure.
Sue de Beer, Haunt Room The room is filled with infrasound, which is inaudible to human ears, but apparently this is the source of strange sensations that people feel in a room, hence the haunting.
Jennifer West, One Mile Film Jennifer West invited the general public to tread on a one mile long film strip for a whole day. Basically, you can just walk all over this film strip, and Jennifer turns the altered strip it into a film, to be screened at the highline.
Are the exhibits temporary? Yes, most of the exhibits will last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Upcoming projects take the place of previous projects. There are no permanent exhibits (That I know of)