Hands Dry Waterfall First of three site-specific installations I created in Central Park.
Named this installation after a poem from Hyakunin isshu that read: “Though the sound of the cascade long since has seized
we still hear the murmur
of its name”
Did three installations yesterday, started 6am on the south east side of central Park and hung the last in the middle, didn't want to annoy the central Park staff as I worked without a permit so I let installations stay for an hour or so/ let people take pictures before I took them down and moved on. Had great conversations with people's from all walks of life, ages, and corners of the world including fishing for caper s with a 10 years old.
The first in a a series of impromptu efimero structures around Central Park that I did yesterday, I haven't really picked locations prior so when I saw something that looked interesting I decided to throw the hands in, with the generous non interference from the park staff, it was a very peaceful day with a lot of energy and interaction with a lot of people.
I did not have a permit so very glad Central Park staff did not really harass me but they did start cutting grass at some point so I had to leave. I wouldn't really know what to ask a permit for since I don't work with a plan I basically decide on the spot what to do with the environment based on that very environment so the work is very spontaneous and efimero and I'd like to keep it that way I don't want to plan it and I don't want no execute a plan it's just not interesting.