First Street Green Day
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10–9 pm
Special Event, Good for Families
Left: Data sculpture; right: Public Notice: An Exhausted Film
The lot at First Park, a New York City Parks property, now temporarily occupied by the main structure of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, has been derelict for many years but has the potential to become a vibrant community resource. What will happen after the Lab leaves? Join First Street Green for the What’s Next 2 workshop to help decide.
Meet and greet with volunteers and participants
11 am–1 pm
History of First Park and the 33 East First Street Site by Robert Graf, First Street Block Association President
Future of the 33 East First Street Site by Jorge Prado and Silva Ajemian of Todo Design
Art in the Parks by Department of Art and Antiquities, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
It’s My Park by Annie Fredricks, Hester Street Collaborative, and Jordan Pender, Partnership for Parks
Space as a Making Place for Questions by Graeme Sullivan, Director, School of Visual Arts, The Pennsylvania State University
It’s My Park—videos by Adrian Sas, producer
Visioning Wall Workshop—participants assemble a modular inspiration/idea sculpture to chart community programmatic interests
Community Survey and Balloon Run—small groups of local volunteers, videographers, and artists canvas the neighborhood and invite participation in the programming workshop at the Lab
Reception with refreshments, music, and presentation of the completed visioning wall
Public Notice: An Exhausted Film, a live-cinema performance by Ofri Cnaani, Cheryl Kaplan, and Kathryn Alexander. Powered by a failing battery, Public Notice is an episodic tale that begins with a mock trial. The work, combining folly, tragedy, and history, travels peripatetically through urban and peripheral landscapes and international borders, and ends when the battery runs out of power.
Image (left): © Todo Design, 2011. All rights reserved.
Image (right): courtesy Ofri Cnaani and Cheryl Kaplan, © Ofri Cnaani and Cheryl Kaplan, 2011. All rights reserved.