Through The Subway Window: Bergen Street (3/20/2010)
This photography installation was exhibited in the visual art group show accompanying “Noise Carousel”, a group sound installation curated by Patrick Grenier at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, USA).
(Photo prints, string, clothespins, thumbtacks. 2011.)
The photography shown is a series that consists of 9 consecutive shutter clicks that were taken in a 35 second time frame through the window of a moving subway. They are hung on a musical staff made of craft string. Their spacing is not equidistant—but rather, it is spaced to give expression to the staggered nature of the seconds passing between the shutter clicks. The letters on the musical staff, rather than the expected G and F clefs, are actually the artist’s initials— J & W, for JillWrites.