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13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

  • Location:
    Art Box # 508, “it used to be occupied by…” on the 5th Floor. , 547 W. 27th St. #508, New York, New York, 10001, US

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, NYC, #8
Another occasional project by Holly Crawford, the director of AC Institute.

Location:ART BOX # 508, “it used to be occupied by…” on the 5th Floor.
547 W. 27th St. NYC 10001

Opening reception: June 27, 2013, 6-8pm and the first POP!

Dates: June 25-July 25, 2013

Variation 2: opening & partial pop July 11, 6-8pm

Variation 3: opening & partial pop July 18, 6-8pm

Variation 4: opening & final pop July 25, 6-8pm
Open during the Chelsea Art Walk

I have 3,500, black balloons that I will mass into temporary sculpture, a whole environment. And when it’s over, and in some places in the middle, it’s all popped and the process starts over again. In each place more than a thousand have been used.

Please drop by and inflate some balloons. Space will be open Thursdays and other afternoons. We’ll inflate and I’ll connect the balloons. Pops will be on Thursday nights!

Space will be open Thursday from 2-8 pm, except for July 4.

“ ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird’ is a way of declaring that no blackbird exists and that instead there are only varieties of imaginary perspective that may bring blackbirds into being.” Harold Rosenburg, The Anxious Object

Dali once quipped, “that the least one can ask of a piece of sculpture is not to move….”

“Things fall apart. Get used to it.” Yeats

Creation and destruction, time and change, impermanence, indeterminacy, the ordinary. Latex is natural renewable material. It is the sap from a rubber tree. The balloons are made in the United States and Canada. A latex balloon will break down quickly with light and water, about the same as a banana.