Scenes from Last Week: W. 14th St.

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Friday, July 15th - August 8th

In a city constantly moving forward and erasing its relationship with the past, Scenes from Last Week: W. 14th St. seeks to re-insert the past into the present. The work is a public art installation that uses video surveillance cameras and monitors in two storefronts directly across the street from each other on 218 and 225 14th st. Moniotrs facing the street show the current view the and the view from seven the previous days synchronized to the current moment, giving the passerby the chance to see the  recent history of where they are standing. The work creates a perceptual trip wire into the past, intended to reawaken our senses to the randomness and ritual in our daily environment.

Opening: Friday, July 15th from 6 - 8 pm @ 225 14th St. - Rags-A-GoGo

Art in Odd Places is a collaborative partner for this project.

Check out this video about the project from the version in midtown at the Roger Smith Hotel.

Check out hi-rez images or post your photos to sflw on flickr or twitter #sflw

Surveillance portraits a and b of people encountering/reacting to the work in midtown.

 

 

 

Project Created: 
March 2011
 

Comments

New QR code for 14th st. Go Thiago.

QR code for SFLW

new lens

I'm all hot and bothered by the new lens on this camera. It is some kind of nerd test.

Going with vertical monitor for north side of street, if this works Dahlia Elsayed is genius.