Red Light Relay: Connecting West Hall to Fulton St

Red Light Relay: Connecting West Hall to Fulton St

Date posted: 2005-03-15 00:00:00

Watch as the passing of house lights link unknown neighbors in: Red Light Relay; Connecting West Hall to Fulton Street 9 p.m. SHARP April 20th, 2004 – Fulton street, downtown Troy, New York For a few magical minutes after 9 pm on April 20th light will act as a link, networking unknown neighbors to each other as well as to the historic and modern constructions of Troy. Upon hearing the ringing of church bells, participants ready themselves near their windows. In RPI’s West Hall on the hill above Fulton Street the first lights wait to be turned on. Upon receiving their signal, participants unleash red lights from the gothic buildings front façade. The last light in the building sends its beacon. Outside down the hill, torch bearing students pass a trail of light through each other until it reaches the intersection at Fulton and Union streets. Here at the Lighting Research Center a researcher shines her light transmitting a red glow out the window to the next person in the building across the street. This Red Light Relay continues down Fulton Street, red lights turning on and off connecting unacquainted residents, creating an invisible path of implied connections. The path will settle in the Troy Atrium walkway where it will stay lit glowing red for the rest of the evening, symbolically bridging the East and West sides of Fulton Street. Here everyone is invited to join in a cake celebration. This ephemeral diagonal path reveals the potential community connection we have in our city of Troy. Red Light Relay; Connecting West Hall to Fulton Street is being organized and produced by Carrie Dashow, of RPI’s Electronic Arts Graduate program. The following Troy residents will be participating in the Red Light Relay: West Hall; (Old Troy Hospital) looms over Troy’s downtown, built in the 1880’s, in Troy’s heyday was the largest hospital North and West of NYC later to become a Catholic school. Today West Hall houses the Electronic Arts program of RPI. Seana Bionds and Kathy High (RPI IEAR) West Hall, 8th St. Arnaldo Cepeda, Jose Feliz, Ian Rensing, Justin Seret, Heather Gozdiskowski of the deep listening flashlight troupe Reverend Alexander Lusak (1st United Presbyterian Church), 1915 5th Ave. Jennifer Bron and Cy Eaton (Lighting Research Center) 21 Union St. Fulton corner Cat Mazza, Jason Steven Murphy, Jen Watkinson, Kelly Lisai and Julia Riodica (RPI) 471, 450, 457 Fulton Bob Anderson of 453 Fulton Jennifer Berkun and Ray (the Jennifer Collection) 406 Fulton Ann Scribner (Psychotherapist) 403 Fulton St. Frank Boylan (Renseselaer County Probation Dept.), 403 Fulton St. Atrium walkway: one of Troy’s newest central buildings built in the early 1980’s. And YOU!! Special assistance has been provided by; Bryce Realty and Michael Cleary, Dennis of Atrium maintenance, Mark Akin, Dave Ira, RPI’s Physical Plant, Milena Simeonova of Milena Lighting Design, Cy Eaton, The Equipment Room of RPI including Troy Pohl and Seana Bionds, Vic Costa and Eleanor Goldsmith; Multimedia Production Specialist, Office of 1st Year Experience(RPI). 9 p.m. sharp April 20th, 2004 – between 8th and 4th street on Fulton, Troy, New York

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