Peter Stuyvesant’s Ghost . 11.15.06–11.19.06
Press Release [PDF]
Outline of Peter Stuyvesant’s farm
Peter Stuyvesant’s Ghost (PSG) is a civic art project inspired by the rapid cultural and physical changes during the Dutch colonial period in what is now New York City. Using sound as the medium of performance, PSG hopes to tap into the visceral response that hearing, like smell, tends to generate. Guided walks and specifically created maps explore the contemporary topography of the East Village while making palpable the pre-urban terrain of Peter Stuyvesant’s seventeenth century farm. A panel discussion provides another look at actual and virtual artifacts, revealing how different professions approach linking the known past with current activities, and, perhaps, visions for the future. The overall goal is a rich, multi-layered experience of the farm footprint, today known as 4th Avenue to the East River, and East 4th to 23rd Streets. PSG will move audiences through this terrain, primed for careful listening to what currently waits to be heard, letting alternative realities flicker briefly into life, and arousing historical and environmental perceptions.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS [closed]