Time Is Like The East River: William Lamson at Artspace

William Lamson, Time is Like The East River

"In his new video, Time is Like the East River, Lamson takes New York’s East River as his subject matter, addressing the transitions that occur with the crossing of thresholds and boundaries. The video opens with Lamson and a friend paddling two small boats toward each other from opposite sides of a broad body of water. Upon meeting in the middle, the boats link together, revealing that each boat was in fact half of a seventeen-foot canoe. As the two paddle into the distance, the camera (located on the Manhattan Bridge) slowly zooms out, revealing a radiant Manhattan skyline. Shot at slack tide, the moments between the change in direction of tidal currents, the normally turbulent river appears as calm a lake. Only in this transitional state, when the river changes directions and time is seemingly arrested, is Lamson’s passage possible. The artist’s homemade props and artifacts from the performance will also be on view in the gallery." from Artspace. Read more.

Time is Like the East River is on view November 12, 2009 – December 19, 2009
The public opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 12th, 6-8PM
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