This is an Imaginary Border, 2009.
A roll of black duct tape was used to separate the North and South sides of Chicago.
simple but genius piece of performance art. makes me think of my city as well..
The border/income gap between Riverwest & Harambee would be terrifyingly defined by a think stretch of concrete known as Holton ave. Even more terrifying would be the visualized border between shorewood and the opposite side of the river (riverwest/glendale). Giving myself nightmares over here.
ugh this spot is the best. so many cultures collide here. Skaters hitting the QP, BMXers trying for the huge gap down the falls, neighborhood people, urbexers, artists, this is the real dashed and permeable border between the city and the suburbs. A few blocks away is suburpia, a few blocks the opposite direction and you’re in the valley, a few blocks a third direction brings you to the west side of downtown/miller plant. This is the crossroads. And so many people would drive past this place looking at the scum in the riverbed, without so much as a thought. Fact is, they never realize that the scum in the riverbed has more culture than that dude in the BMW with his law degree could ever dream of having. Excuse the rant, tired me shouldn’t tumblr this much but I’m staying true to these words, Damnit!
To be warm, knowing cold is just outside your door.
Rakishi, “The things unexpressed” cir. 1930. (via 1924us)
Ooh, I love that feel.