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Ashley Tickle
A view of West 22nd Street the morning after Hurricane Sandy. Photo courtesy Friends of the High Line.
 

Last week New York City was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, leaving much of West Chelsea under several feet of water. Follow us after the jump to learn more about the storm’s impact on High Line Art and the art community on Manhattan’s West Side.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
Visitors enjoy Jennifer West's screening of One Mile Film. Photo by Liz Ligon.
 

Last week we debuted Jennifer West’s new feature-length video during a special outdoor screening at the High Line. If you missed the video, you can now view a short clip online. Follow us after the jump to learn more and watch.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
Deb Berman, High Line Art's invaluable intern, installing a test filmstrip this past summer for artist Jennifer West's performance One Mile Parkour Film. Photo courtesy Friends of the High Line.
 

This week we bid farewell to Deb Berman, our invaluable High Line Art intern. A recent graduate from the University of Southern California, Deb has assisted our staff in countless ways since she joined our team in the spring.

Join us after the jump to read more.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
Artist Jennifer West with her filmstrip One Mile Parkour Film. Photo by Liz Ligon
 

On Thursday, September 13th High Line Art presented One Mile Parkour Film, a day-long performance by Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer West, in which the artist and High Line staff adhered a one-mile-long filmstrip to the entire length of the High Line for one day. Visitors were invited to walk on, touch, draw, dance, and alter the filmstrip, which consisted of images filmed by West in June of locations on and around the High Line.

Check out our slideshow of images of visitors throughout the day leaving their mark on the filmstrip in a variety of fun and inventive ways.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
John Cage, installation view of One11 and 103, 1992. Photo: Austin Kennedy. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York..
 

If you have visited the High Line this month, you may have noticed a new video projection in the semi-enclosed passageway on the High Line at West 14th Street.

The work is called One11 and 103, and it is a film-and-sound composition by John Cage – the legendary composer, writer, and artist. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his birth, and to commemorate the artist, High Line Art has partnered with Electronic Arts Intermix, the Chelsea-based nonprofit media arts center, to present his work at the High Line.

Cage’s instrumental compositions had a profound impact on post-war Western music. Follow us after the jump to learn more.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
Evenings offer an opportunity to experience the park and the surrounding cityscape in a unique way. Photo by Liz Ligon
 

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
Elad Lassry, Women (065, 055), 2012. Part of HIGH LINE BILLBOARD. Installation view, Edison Properties, West 18th Street at 10th Avenue, New York. On view August 1 – September 7, 2012. Photo: Austin Kennedy. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line..
 

Wednesday morning we braved the rain to install the latest artwork on HIGH LINE BILLBOARD, our High Line Art series of installations on the 25-by-75 foot billboard next to the High Line at West 18th Street and 10th Avenue.

It’s a new work by Los Angeles-based artist Elad Lassry titled Women (065, 055). The work features two young women, both dressed alike, gazing out of two small portholes into a sea of green. Detached from any visual history or context, the image is both mesmerizing and elusive. It highlights the very act of observing and being observed and allows visitors to create their own conceptual space and visual context for the image.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
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Hey there. I’m Carson. You may have seen me recently on the High Line. You wouldn’t believe the things I’ve see up here, so I’ve decided to start tweeting about it. Follow @HighLineArtnyc on Twitter to get the latest, or click through the jump to learn more about me.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle
Thomas Houseago, Lying Figure, 2012. Photo by Austin Kennedy.
 

Under The Standard at Little West 12th Street, among the plants and railroad tracks sits Lying Figure, a large-scale sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Thomas Houseago.

Known for using materials like wood, clay, plaster, steel, and bronze, Houseago creates monumental sculptures that reveal the process of their making through unique details – the varying texture of a molding, the hidden creases within a cast – despite their imposing size and towering forms.

Author: 
Ashley Tickle

On May 31st the corner of West 18th Street and 10th Avenue received a colorful new addition to the Edison Properties billboard. Untitled is the latest edition on HIGH LINE BILLBOARD, a series of commissions by High Line Art for the large billboard next to the park at West 18th Street. It was installed by acclaimed Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari, the artists behind the photography magazine Toilet Paper.

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