Thingness of Energy exhibit + facilities tour compliments of Jamie Kruse, Gwen Kilvert, and Ramon Mussenden
West 13th Street. Random film posters wallpaper the Quad. Mid-century modern lamps decorate Filaments. Pampered pups indulge in Biscuits and Baths. Smokers flock in front of Parsons.
…and global politics punctuates the curb?
According to Jamie Kruse, “At The New School, as with most buildings in New York, the points of entry for heating oil are located outside, often burrowed into public sidewalks. These easily overlooked plugs are vital links in the flow between delivery trucks and basements where storage tanks and boilers are housed.
The two primary heating oil suppliers to The New School are Metro and Hess. These companies have operations around the world, making it pretty much impossible to trace the oil they deliver back to their specific points of origin. But on delivery days, when large hoses stretch from fuel truck to sidewalk, the connection is reestablished between The New School and the vast network of global energy flows…”
[read more of Jamie's research]
Many thanks Jamie, Gwen and Ramon for a fascinating tour of the Thingness of Energy exhibit and New School facilities this afternoon! Looking forward to hearing more from Jamie during her visit to the studio on Monday January 27th at 7:20pm.