Overview 2007

Self-produced in partnership with openhousenewyork. This version expressed and engaged the public in the history of quarantine on Roosevelt Island from theĀ  beginning of the19th century to the end of the first half of the 20th century. This history included prisons, poor houses, hospitals, asylums, etc., as well as temporal quarantine facilities to deal with influenza, small pox and tuberculosis.

It was presented at dusk on the southern tip of Roosevelt island with the view of Manhattan and Queens on either side.

It was presented at dusk on the southern tip of Roosevelt island with the view of Manhattan and Queens on either side.

100 tents were set-up referencing the 100 beds that were available in the existing historic, yet abandoned, small-pox hospital situated on the north end of the installation.

Over 100 public participants were involved and over 12,000 people experienced the work on-site during its 3-evening presentation from sunset to midnight. Over 60% of the attendees who resided in NYC had never been on Roosevelt Island in their lifetimes.

 

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