Alum project on NYC Highline

Chance Encounters on The Highline
Poems generated from the Twitter public feed that bring 3 unknowing participants together to create a momentary, singular expression of desire, nostalgia, rumination and locomotion that evokes the city and the people in it.

Created by Katie Parlante and Mimi Yin

Featuring Craig Protzel, Lulu Soni and Maddy Bullard
Where: 100 feet west of The Highline between 19th and 20th Street (10th Avenue).
When: Fridays and Saturdays sunset to closing time (10PM) Sept 21 – Oct 13, 2012.

Featuring the work of ITP Alumna, Mimi Yin and Craig Protzel

Chance Encounters on the Highline presents a projected installation of Multiverse and select shorts about crossing paths and not knowing it.

Multiverse is a set of simple rules that bring 3 strangers from the tweeting public together to create a momentary, singular expression of desire, nostalgia, rumination and locomotion that evokes the city and the people in it. Multiverse generates a progression of 3-line poems with a predisposition for verbal accidents that take advantage of quirks in the English language and the bazaar of human emotion on display in the Twitter public feed.

Multiverse plays with the tension between the tedium of complete unpredictability that is the perennial risk of pure chance operations and the banal predictability of formulaic composition. It asks: How do you create something authentically unplanned, unchoreographed, unpredictable without losing the essential arc and structure that we all need in order to make sense of our experiences?

Multiverse lives on the web at and was created by Katie Parlante and Mimi Yin. It happens 100 feet west of the Highline between 19th and 20th Streets, every Friday and Saturday evening from sunset to closing time starting Sept 7, 2012 through Oct 13, 2012.

Full press release and early documentation here:

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Friday, August 17th, 2012
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