Semi-Private: rooftops
Yanni Tournas, Economic professor
Dumbo, Brooklyn and Chelsea, New York

Yanni sneaks onto rooftops both to get a better view of the city and for the thrill of trangression. We talked about how buildings in New York are a man made topography. Yanni grew up in Greece where mountains gave an overview of the cities. Rooftops are the substitute for this in New York, letting us see a larger picture while we can also focus in on individual details.

Installed at Wassaic project.

 

 

Semi-Private: rooftops, Wood, digital photographs, monocular.

Photographs of rooftops are pasted to the rooftops in the model, viewable through the monocular.