Sunday, January 30, 2005

Demo & Instructions for Mobile Phone Users

this is an audio post - click to play
This is a voicemail I posted from my mobile phone. As you can see, it worked just fine. Everyone who visits The Gates in Central Park is invited to post their own audio blog, or "podcast," from their mobile phone. It's easy:

    1. Dial 1 - 661- 716 - BLOG (2564)

    2. Enter the telephone login 212-555-1212

    3. Enter the PIN code 2005, then the # key

    4. Record your message, then hit the # key when your done

    5. Press "1" to post your recording to the website

It's that easy! All voicemails posted to the site will be labeled as coming from "A Central Park Podcaster," so if you would like to identify yourself, please feel free to say your name and where you're from when you record your voicemail.


Watching The Gates from afar

I wish I could get to NYC to see The Gates, but I'll just have to experience it from here in San Francisco. Margot Adler did a piece on the project for NPR. The Boston Globe's Ideas section has an illustrated guide.

You might want to ask people to tag related articles and sites on href=""> with christo and put the
feed on this site.

Hopefully the links above work.

Steve Rhodes

Eccentric, but Thought-Provoking

I don't understand why so many people are hostile to Christo. Yes, he's
eccentric and his work isn't exactly everyone's cup of tea, but his work
causes the public to talk more about what's art and what's not. And how
could that be a bad thing?

Admittedly, I don't quite get his obsession with wrapping public
monuments and buildings. But "The Gates" sounds like it will be quite
beautiful, particularly set against the backdrop of snow and leafless

Pre-Eminent Charletan of the Age

Ah the top art con man of the age strikes again.

Rich poser lauded by the mindless
sheep of mendacity.

It is so sad, yet still manages
to give me a laugh, how gullible
the court of the consumer court is.

Biliboo Marmaduke, the XXXXIV

Bases in the Snow, 1/29/05

A few pix I snapped yesterday of the bases in the snow. These were taken near
the 72nd Street entrance on the East Side. It looks as if the snow has been
cleared around each of the bases.

Simply a great project

I've seen the wrapped Reichstag in Berlin, Germany, and was looking
forward to the Central Park project ever since. Hope I can see as
many good pictures as possible. Just like in Berlin, city authorities
were most critical and opposed the project, and I hope that - just
like in Berlin - they will enjoy the final result. Christo's (and
Jeanne-Claude's) art gives you a new perspective to things. I'll have
to look at it from afar, but you only can really appreciate it when
you're there.

Alwin Ertl
currently Bavaria/Germany