“ONE BLOCK RADIUS”
May 15 2004
Artists Christina Ray and Dave Mandl—known as Glowlab—offer a walking tour and presentation of the Lower East Side block within which the new New Museum will be built based on their four month study researching the area using a variety of tools and media such as blogs, video documentation, field recordings and interviews.
“One Block Radius, which will continue through May 2004, provides an in-depth focus on this specific microcosm of New York City. This feature-rich urban record will include personal perspectives from diverse sources such as city workers, children, street performers and architectural historians. Engaging a variety of tools and media such as blogs, video documentation, field recordings and interviews, Glowlab will create a multi-layered portrait of the block as it has never been seen before. Ongoing documentation of the project is accessible on www.oneblockradius.org, which includes audio and video clips, clickable maps, and blogs by artists and audiences invited to contribute to the project.”1