Greenpoint, October, 2015

Sunday, December 2, 2012


You can find the bouncy little show called Y?O!G...A in the second-floor gallery of The Kitchen, the art and performance space at 512 W. 19th St. The show features pieces in different media by Matt Keegan and Eileen Quinlan. Many use yoga mats, that ubiquitous artifact of our urban reality. My attention, though, was drawn to a projection on the wall, roughly the size of a computer monitor. At first I took it to be a digital photograph of Greenpoint or Williamsburg, with the Freedom Tower in the background.
Freedom Tower, Eileen Quinlan
Looking closer, I detected a slight movement in the upper right quadrant. A car, then a truck flashed between the houses, behind the telephone pole. I realized that this is a video. And that it was taken facing the BQE. The checklist of exhibited work tells us that it is titled Freedom Tower, and that it is 210 minutes long. I watched for about 5 minutes. Mesmerizing.

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