Friday, September 23, 2005

Over The River

Christo & Jean Claude of Gates fame are already looking ahead to their next project. (Check out PRADE's EXCLUSIVE coverage of The Gates here. Seriously, no one else knew about the Gates - I was the only one who wrote about it.)

Over The River will build on their familiar formula of nature swabbed in fabric - this time suspending women fabric panels horizontally above the Arkansas River in Colorado. The flowing fabric will "follow the configuration and width of the changing course of the river," allowing visitors to experience the display from above on the high banks or below by raft or kayak. The initial renderings are stunning - the flowing fabric is ideally suited to recreate the curves and movement of the river.

Unfortunately, the project will be very temporary like their other works, installed for only two weeks sometime in July or August of 2008. As always, the duo are paying for their own installation.

You can also learn more at Christo and Jean Claude's site.

Via Archinect.

For anyone in DC there is a documentary about Christo and Jean Claude playing this weekend at the National Gallery of Art. Here are the details, courtesy of Ronson.

On the Way to "Over the River"
September 21, 22, 23, and 25 at 12:30 p.m.
September 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the East Building Small Auditorium

This new documentary by German filmmakers Wolfram and Jörg Daniel
Hissen catches Christo and Jeanne-Claude in private moments and public
interviews as they gear up for their next big project (after this
year's "The Gates"). The new venture, which they are calling "Over the
River," proposes a draping of the Arkansas River in Colorado. There are
many delightful moments, as when Chelsea Hotel manager Stanley Bard
reminisces about his old pals, carefully explaining Jeanne-Claude's
various roles, or when New York's Mayor Bloomberg expresses an obvious
passion for art. (Wolfram Hissen and Jörg Daniel Hissen, 2005, 34

Here is a direct link.

2 comment(s):

  • The BEST and most up to date source for the latest news and information related to Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Over The River project: www.overtheriver.org

    By Anonymous Ronson Manchild, at 1:42 PM  

  • Thanks for the link. Updated.

    By Blogger PFC, at 3:35 PM  

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