Photos taken by C. Bailey and W. Vaultz
Our outdoor series UNDER THE VIADUCT will involve several pop-up interventions along the Hudson River and under the 12th Avenue and Henry Hudson viaduct (digital projections, sound art, tours and dance) for the general public on three dates – June 6th, July 18th and October 3rd.
UNDER THE VIADUCT, Henry Hudson Parkway Edition
CULTUREHUB, a not-for-profit Art & Technology Center founded by La MaMa and the Seoul Institute of the Arts will present River|Road, a public art project as part of the West Harlem Art Fund’s “Under the Viaduct 2015” Intervention Series. The projection will take place on June 6, 2015, from 8-10 pm in Fort Washington Park at the handball courts which is locate on 158thStreet, facing the Hudson River. River|Road will be an audiovisual dialogue between the natural riverscape and its urban surroundings.
Using computer-generated visuals that respond to the sound of the cars passing by and the motion of audience members, River|Road is a truly interactive experience that allows visitors to contemplate the connection of the city to the river. Audience members can pass their hands through a 60-gallon tank of water, altering the visuals projected onto the wall. The motion of the hands in the water can “clear” the accumulated data to reveal a poem, adding a textual layer to the experience.
The WEST HARLEM ART FUND is a seventeen year old, public arts organization. WHAF offers exhibition opportunities for artists and creative professionals wishing to share their talent with residents uptown and around the city. The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. showcases art and culture in open, public spaces to add aesthetic interest to our part of the city; promote historical and cultural heritage; and support community involvement in local development. Our organizational symbol is the double crocodile from West Africa. Funtunmmireku-Denkyemmirreku means unity in diversity.
Funding for River|Road was made possible by the National Endowment of the Arts & the West Harlem Development Corporation.