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Temporary Art Exhibit by Students of Artist Krzysztof Wodiczko in Union Square Park

WHEREAS, The applicant proposes to build a temporary art installation as part of a class taught by the renowned artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, and display the art in Union Square Park for an event occurring on Saturday, November 18, 2006 and Sunday, November 19, 2006, between the hours of 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, The event set-up will begin at 9:00 AM each morning, and the event clean-up will be completed by 9:00 PM each night; and

WHEREAS, The exhibit for this event will be a booth approximately 4’ x 4’ x 8’, with mirrored acrylic surfaces, so as to become camouflaged with the surroundings, in which nobody outside can see the person occupying the booth but the person who occupies the booth is able to see outside; and

WHEREAS, The exhibit will include an audio loop which will play interviews of the homeless, street performers and random people using Union Square Park; and

WHEREAS, Food, merchandise and tickets will not be sold, and items such as pamphlets, hand bills or advertising materials will not be distributed; and

WHEREAS, There will be no amplified sound at this event; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to build this temporary art installation.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 35 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 abstention.   

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