High Line Art Presents Special Screening by Jennifer West

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

High Line Art Presents Special Screening by Jennifer West

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Artist Jennifer West invited the public to walk on, touch, dance, and alter a one-mile-long celluloid filmstrip adhered to the entire length of the High Line’s pathway for one day in September 2012. Since the performance, West has turned the altered filmstrip into a video, which will be screened on the High Line.

One Mile Film (5,280 feet of 35mm film negative and print taped to the mile-long High Line walk way in New York City for 17 hours on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 with 11,500 visitors - the visitors walked, wrote, jogged, signed, drew, touched, danced, parkoured, sanded, keyed, melted popsicles, spit, scratched, stomped, left shoe prints of all kinds and put gum on the filmstrip - it was driven on by baby strollers and trash can wheels and was traced by art students - people wrote messages on the film and drew animations, etched signs, symbols and words into the film emulsion lines drawn down much of the filmstrip by visitors and Jwest with highlighters and markers - the walk way surfaces of concrete, train track steel, wood, metal gratings and fountain water impressed into the film; filmed images shot by Peter West - filmed Parkour performances by Thomas Dolan and Vertical Jimenez - running on rooftops by Deb Berman and Jwest - film taped, rolled and explained on the High Line by art students and volunteers), 2012, 58 minutes, 40 seconds.

This event is free and open to visitors of all ages.

LOCATION On the High Line under The Standard, New York.

SUPPORT High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art is made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr.; with additional support from Vital Projects Fund, Inc. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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