Harlem River Rental, a parking meter is installed within arm's reach over
the Harlem River on the railing of Pier 107. The public is given the opportunity
to own the river for 20 minutes in exchange for a quarter. The quarter
will fall out of the meter and into the water. No one will make a profit.
It is not necessary to put a quarter into the meter.
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Pier 107 at East 107th St. and the Harlem River. The sculpture will be
on the railing near the beginning of the pier.
Harlem River Rental will be on view April 7 and it will last an indefinite
amount of time. (This project is subject to impermanance and could possibly
be removed at any time.)
Unfortunately, after only a few days, Harlem River Rental was prematurely
removed. If you were unable to see it during it's brief lifespan, you
see pictures of it and read more about it's removal at
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Industrial Landscapes is an online image directory of drawing, painting,
computer graphics, and digital photography all pertaining to the subject
matter of the urban environment. Much of the content found in the directory
explores images of factories, city maps and floor plans, construction
sites, docking piers, warehouses, and bridges, along with other human
products of development found in urban locations. All of the images in
the directory were created and assembled by the artist. Industrial Landscapes
is a living database and will grow with time.
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1979: Born in Essex County, New Jersey.
1997-2001: B.S. Studio Art, New York University.
Michael Konrad currently lives and works in Spanish Harlem.
In the past the nature of my work has been to subversively redirect public
routes using guerrilla installations of hand-made barricades, while re-mapping
the urban landscape by means of cartographic reorganization. These experiments
have consisted of documenting my walks throughout New York City, drawing
maps of temporal geographies, and using signs and stencils to blaze trails
along the concrete grid. In my most recent project, Industrial Landscapes,
I have created a directory of industrial landscapes in order to present
my perception of the urban environment as the product of human production
and development. By presenting anonymous landmarks from industrial settings,
Industrial Landscapes suggests a unifying vision of the urban environment.