"Poverty Line (New Museum, New York, NY)"  site-specific intervention, custom barricade tape, photographic documentation   variable dimensions   2015   Project Description   "Poverty Line" is a site-specific intervention commissioned for Ideas City NYC 2015. The intervention installed barricade tape reading "Poverty Line Do Not Cross" throughout the rapidly gentrifying area of the Bowery in New York City. Utilizing the familiar language of police barricade tape reading "Police Line Do Not Cross", this intervention illuminates and demarcates the invisible spaces where the poverty line in the Bowery neighborhood exists.    With about 1.7 million New Yorkers living below the poverty line official federal threshold for poverty, "Poverty Line" makes this reality visible.

"Poverty Line (New Museum, New York, NY)"
site-specific intervention, custom barricade tape, photographic documentation
variable dimensions
2015

Project Description

"Poverty Line" is a site-specific intervention commissioned for Ideas City NYC 2015. The intervention installed barricade tape reading "Poverty Line Do Not Cross" throughout the rapidly gentrifying area of the Bowery in New York City. Utilizing the familiar language of police barricade tape reading "Police Line Do Not Cross", this intervention illuminates and demarcates the invisible spaces where the poverty line in the Bowery neighborhood exists. 
With about 1.7 million New Yorkers living below the poverty line official federal threshold for poverty, "Poverty Line" makes this reality visible.

 "Poverty Line (New Museum, New York, NY)"  site-specific intervention, custom barricade tape, photographic documentation   variable dimensions   2015    

"Poverty Line (New Museum, New York, NY)"
site-specific intervention, custom barricade tape, photographic documentation
variable dimensions
2015

 

 "Poverty Line (Bowery Mission)"  site-specific intervention, custom barricade tape, photographic documentation   variable dimensions   2015    

"Poverty Line (Bowery Mission)"
site-specific intervention, custom barricade tape, photographic documentation
variable dimensions
2015

 

 "Poverty Line (Bowery Mission)"  site-specific intervention, custom barricade tape, photographic documentation   variable dimensions   2015    

"Poverty Line (Bowery Mission)"
site-specific intervention, custom barricade tape, photographic documentation
variable dimensions
2015