High Line Art Performance: Jennifer West, ‘One Mile Parkour Film’

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 12:00am to 4:00pm

High Line Art Performance: Jennifer West, ‘One Mile Parkour Film’

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Stop by the High Line to take part in a day-long High Line Art Performance by Jennifer West, a Los Angeles-based artist known for altering her films with unusual materials, such as coal-tar dye, eyeliner, whiskey, hot sauce, deodorant, and even skateboard wheels.

For the High Line, West will adhere a mile-long 35mm filmstrip on the park’s pathway for one day during the High Line’s regular operating hours, and invite park visitors to participate in the performance by etching the film strip with their shoes, heels, and hand prints. Visitors are encouraged to wear stilettos, tennis shoes, combat boots, bare feet, or other shoes to make their mark.

After the performance, the marked-up filmstrip will be treated with other materials and actions – a signature of West's work – and then transferred to high definition digital format in preparation for the film to be screened on the High Line in October.

This High Line Art Performance is open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required.

Learn more about High Line Art, and follow @highlineartnyc on Twitter for news, updates, and musings about art on and around the High Line.

LOCATION All along the High Line Gansevoort through West 30th Streets

Enjoy a snack or meal while you’re visiting the High Line. There are tacos, hot dogs, gelato, and more from our food vendors, which are open daily on the High Line at West 16th Street. Learn more.

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 Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.