WHILST YOUR SLEEPING 2007
Installation: British Petroleum Gas Station, Houston Street, Manhattan NYC, USA

During a three and a half hour period a constant jet of water was released vertically into the air from the sidewalk. The installation consisted of water taken from a New York City Hydrant, put through a high pressure electric pump and released 95 ft into the air. The viewers & passers by were able to see the work from up close or 10 city blocks away. To the public audience the work, started conversation in both, a physical and metaphysical manner, raising unavoidable discussions concerning each individual person's relation to the mechanics of the Island. Responses varied from exhilaration, boredom and panic to total verbal abuse.

Whilst Your Sleeping, 2007
Installation on Houston Street, NY, NYC, USA
Water, Generator Truck, High Pressure Pump, Hose 95 x 400 x 40 ft Photo: Garen Topalain

Whilst Your Sleeping [detail], 2007
Installation on Houston Street, NY, NYC, USA
Water, Generator Truck, High Pressure Pump, Hose 95 x 400 x 40 ft Photo: Celia Rogge

Whilst Your Sleeping, 2007
Installation on Houston Street, NY, NYC, USA
Water, Generator Truck, High Pressure Pump, Hose 95 x 400 x 40 ft Photo: Joe Wright

Whilst Your Sleeping, 2007
Installation on Houston Street, NY, NYC, USA
Water, Generator Truck, High Pressure Pump, Hose 95 x 400 x 40 ft Photo: Celia Rogge

WHILST YOUR SLEEPING 2007
Installation: British Petroleum Gas Station, Houston Street, Manhattan NYC, USA
Cinematography by Garen Topalian and Clement Price-Thomas and Edited by Zena Sfeir.
 
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