Swamp
Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson 1971

Saturday Aug 13, 2016
Free w/ Admission to the park
VENUE
Storm King Art Center
New Windsor
1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553
Transportation: • Bus: Special evening round-trip bus service from Port Authority provided by Coach USA. Please visit http://bit.ly/2aATL0y or call 800-631-8405 for more information. • Train: New Jersey Transit/MetroNorth provides service from Penn Station to the Salisbury Mills train station, three miles from Storm King by taxi. • Car: For navigation systems, Mapquest, or Google maps, use the following address: 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553

SHOW
6:00PMMeditative walks and yoga
7:45PMPerformance by concert pianist Bruce Levingston
9:00PMFilm Installation Begins
This event is free, but paid admission to Storm King is required.

In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled.

Coach USA (Short Line Bus) will offer special bus service for an additional fee for the August 13 Film Ramble, departing at 4:30PM from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd St. & 8th Ave. on the 3rd Floor) in New York City. Return buses will depart Storm King at 11:00PM. Please visit http://bit.ly/2aATL0y or call 800-631-8405 for more information.

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
Tribeca Shortlist
Lululemon Athletica
Free
This event is free with admission to the park. You can purchase admission here

Swamp (Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson | USA | 6 min.)

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson collaborated on this seminal film, which viscerally confronts issues of perception and process. The action of the film is direct: Holt walks through the tall grasses of a swamp while filming with her Bolex camera, guided only by what she can see through the camera lens and by Smithson's verbal instructions. The viewer experiences the walk from Holt's point of view, seeing through her camera lens and hearing Smithson's spoken directions. Vision is obstructed and perception distorted as they stumble through the swamp grasses. Holt has stated that Swamp "...deals with limitations of perception through the camera eye as Bob and I struggled through a muddy New Jersey swamp. Verbal direction cannot easily be followed. As the reeds crash against the camera lens blocking vision and forming continuously shifting patterns, confusion ensues."


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