March 26, 2013
20 minutes of joy
Moments of pure joy are hard to come by. I mean pure, unadulterated joy where the feeling warms your entire body and heart, and you can't stop smiling. And in a town like New York City, these moments are pretty rare. So when they do pop up, you are completely taken aback - and so very grateful.
Today I have Nick Cave, Creative Time and MTA Arts for Transit to thank for my twenty minutes of joy. Cave's performance piece, "Heard NY," is a wonderful interruption in the midst of Grand Central station - bringing joy, wonder and whimsy to a majestic public space. The soundsuits alone are incredible objects to see, but when they come alive, it becomes something otherworldly and unexpected. I don't want to tell you any more and give away what happens - it's best if you experience it for yourself.
[You can read and see more about the project here: http://creativetime.org/projects/heard-ny/curatorial-statement/]