Let’s Go To The Movies!


Just back from the 2 Columbus Circle thing. The protestors were en fuego. So was Rick Bell. The most architecture deathmatch ever just got played out (Edward Durrell Stone’s son was there!), and we’ve got a couple grainy cameraphone pictures to prove it. But in the meantime, we’re setting up tonight’s schedule, and something else just came in to add to our (and your?) calendar.

Wild Walls New York, a “series of films in/on architecture” is opening tonight at Artists Space (38 Greene Street), from 6-8. The one title that we’re loving is A Room With a View at the Financial District, by Carola Dertnig. Which, according to our convoluted and opaque research methodologies, is about this:

The images of this work, made in June 2001, are talking about several months the artist spent living in the World Trade Center in New York. Invited to join other artists in setting up a studio on an empty floor as part of an artist-in-residence program, Carola Dertnig discovered a number of empty rooms during her excursions in both towers.

Just the kind of out-of-the-box thinking we like to see. We’ll be down the street at Dwell’s 5thiversary party, so we’re going to try our hardest to stop by. And the least forget the Party@the Center tonight. Because it’s gonna rock. Not quite the Priest, but they’ll do what they can.