“Snowy High Line” (2003)

It was a very cold December day in 2003 - I recall being sick and the wind chill near zero - when I was able to go up on The High Line after a moderate snow storm and shoot some video. And until the recent whoosh of publicity over the grand opening of Phase One of the project, I had forgotten I'd taken it. This short video-essay-time-warp is hardly a work of brilliant art (after all I had on gloves the size of oven mitts that day) but I present it as a historical document - a beautiful alien tundra, high above the tumult of New York City. For all I knew that day I was Shackleton in Antarctica. Can't wait to go back on top and see the new version.