1/2 a Cord, 2015
1/2 a Cord, 2015

Fire, aluminum duct, recycled Christmas trees, wood
Dimensions variable
Temporary national park, including an indoor, public fire-pit installed at Recess’s Soho storefront location in Manhattan. For two weeks, visitors were invited on a 24 hour basis to camp out, roast marshmallows and sing around the fire. A large part of this project was negotiating the lengthy bureaucratic process around fire permits in New York City.

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 Participants from the Whitney Youth Insight group enjoy the fire. For many people entering the installation over the course of the event, it was their first "camping experience."

Participants from the Whitney Youth Insight group enjoy the fire. For many people entering the installation over the course of the event, it was their first "camping experience."

 40' of aluminum piping installed to ventilate the firepit

40' of aluminum piping installed to ventilate the firepit

1/2 a Cord, 2015
Segall2.jpg
8_1:2aCord_installation.jpg
Segall_Jessica_04.JPG
 Participants from the Whitney Youth Insight group enjoy the fire. For many people entering the installation over the course of the event, it was their first "camping experience."
 40' of aluminum piping installed to ventilate the firepit
    Press:    “Second Saturdays: Recess,” (Jan 2015) The Whit Blog by Youth Insight Teens / The Whitney Museum      Stackhouse, Christopher, “Thinking About Jessica Segall’’s ½ a Cord” Recess Critical Writing (Feb 2015)      Worby, Rebecca, “Fire Inside” Orion Magazine, Volume 34, issue 4, p 9      Dees, Sasha, “Jessica Segall: 1⁄2 a cord,” (Jan 2015) trendbeheer        
1/2 a Cord, 2015

Fire, aluminum duct, recycled Christmas trees, wood
Dimensions variable
Temporary national park, including an indoor, public fire-pit installed at Recess’s Soho storefront location in Manhattan. For two weeks, visitors were invited on a 24 hour basis to camp out, roast marshmallows and sing around the fire. A large part of this project was negotiating the lengthy bureaucratic process around fire permits in New York City.

Participants from the Whitney Youth Insight group enjoy the fire. For many people entering the installation over the course of the event, it was their first "camping experience."

40' of aluminum piping installed to ventilate the firepit

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