Pipeline protests heat up before Whitney’s opening

whitney-eventAs part of a late-night protest last week over the Spectra pipeline having been built into the foundation of the new Whitney Museum, light painter Vicki DaSilva drew this accusatory message in the air with a fluorescent lamp, above the location of what anti-pipeline activists call the “now-hidden Spectra/ConEd vault.” This time-lapse photo shows the path of her hand. The activists also beamed provocative projections onto the side of the new Renzo Piano-designed building, which is set to open to the public on Fri., May 1. The activists have released a video on YouTube about the pipeline’s path beneath the Whitney at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H-k1n2Tt9Q .   

Photo by Vicki DaSilva

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