The Event Of A Thread

I love swings. I had one as a child outside both our old houses. I long for the day I can have one in a home of my own. For those of you in New York, swing away indoors at this uber fun installation. You have visual artist Ann Hamilton to thank. She’s the brains behind the multimedia installation titled The Event Of A Thread. There are 42 swings hung from a high ceiling just waited to be used. (Come to think of it if they were just displayed on their own they would already be beautiful). But how amazing is it that you can actually use the swings and relive childhood memories!

I had to include this beautifully written excerpt from Ann’s site:

“I can remember the feeling of swinging—how hard we would work for those split seconds, flung at furthest extension, just before the inevitable downward and backward pull, when we felt momentarily free of gravity, a little hiccup of suspension when our hands loosened on the chain and our torsos raised off the seat. We were sailing, so inside the motion—time stopped—and then suddenly rushed again toward us. We would line up on the playground and try to touch the sky, alone together.”

The Event Of A Thread is currently on display at Park Avenue Armory until January 6, 2013.

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2 thoughts on “The Event Of A Thread

  1. Reblogged this on The Gallery Goddess and commented:
    This has got to be one of my most favorite installations ever. I too, loved swings as a child. We lived on a farm and we had GIANT tire swings made from tractor tires and trapezes and ropes in the barn. Thanks to the Littlest Comma for this fun post!

  2. Burlap's House says:

    Every adults used to be a child. Love the installation very much ! Thank you

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