i like the shots of the actual unfurling, and the garbage truck was great. If you have more footage of the truck I'd like to see it, especially if there was loads of garbage waste that resulted from The Gates, could be an interesting commentary.

May 19, 2005 2:42 PM | reply to me!

cdadoor

stanzi0000

It was really cool to watch the unveiling of the fabric. My favorite part was hearing the sounds of the people and watching the garbage truck. Whenever I see footage of The Gates or any of thier projects, it's always seen detached from the hard work that went into it and all of the wasted materials....it's always so romanticized and silent like in a book or photograph....or put to beautiful music in video or something. It was just nice to see this project in such a raw state...crowded with people and garbage and clapping.

Feb 19, 2005 9:09 AM | reply to me!

Thanks for pointing me to that website!

Feb 17, 2005 6:18 AM | reply to me!

marissamorrison

eli

since it had footage of the garbage truck hauling away wrapping paper that probably cost thousands and took hours and hours to choose! this is the best media coverage of the event yet... this is good coverage too, but just text: http://www.greg.org/archive/2005/02/13/the_gates_bill.html

Feb 16, 2005 12:44 AM | reply to me!

Yah I just saw them on 20/20 a day ago! It's better to see the real event though! Cool stuff!

Feb 15, 2005 5:23 PM | reply to me!

maigin

mitchtaylor

i'm glad to see footage of it rather than read about it. yessss!

Feb 14, 2005 8:26 PM | reply to me!

I'm glad you're doing this for us

Feb 14, 2005 4:47 PM | reply to me!

detroitup

frau

and i'm glad that you taped this for all of us who missed seeing the unravelling! thanks.

Feb 13, 2005 9:25 AM | reply to me!

thanks so much for posting this footage. i was curious as to how it would look, but what a treat to get to see the opening! beautiful!

Feb 13, 2005 1:48 AM | reply to me!

mepear

pants

thank you for sharing this.

Feb 13, 2005 12:11 AM | reply to me!

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Color My World Saffron

Here's opening-morning footage of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's The Gates in Central Park. During the next couple of weeks I'll be taking a lot of walks. There's a longer-loading (but clearer) version of this movie at
http://www.marissamorrison.com/2005/02/saffron-is-new-pink.html
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