Call her a swinger, but it’s just the way she hangs | East Villager & Lower East Sider

Call her a swinger, but it’s just the way she hangs

 

Photos by Lincoln Anderson
Photos by Lincoln Anderson

Ivy Haldeman hung out in a hammock on Friday in the new 12 x 12 Project at First Street Green park, at Houston St. and Second Ave. The project takes place in a perfectly square wooden structure 12 feet wide, tall and long. A Cooper Union graduate living in East Williamsburg, Haldeman set up her installation last Thursday and it closed Sunday. She was the first of three artists who will get to design the space during the month of August. Her exhibit included real sod she brought in for the floor, audio loops of birds chirping, photos of ancient sculptures and artifacts from the Met that she darkened with shadows through Photoshop — and two hammocks. The structure was open for anyone to come in and enjoy and pretty much do whatever they wanted. “I haven’t given it a title,” she said on Friday. “The theme of this is sleeping as a form of consciousness. I wanted to make a place to breathe, relax — maybe, like, harmonize a little bit.” On second thought, she said, “You know what I call this? ‘We’re Going To Sleep Our Way to Eco-Revelation.’ ” She was reading Annie Dillard’s “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek,” which she said was a perfect fit for the project.

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