After a couple of delays I was finally able to move into my new place on Roosevelt Island. It is a real lovely place, especially in summer it must be really great. Now I only have to share the kitchen (including fridge, dishwasher, microwave and oven) with one more person (Sarah, a nurse) which is much better than at de Hirsch. Currently the weather is quite cold and windy and on such an island it gets even more windy than in the city. But I believe that in summer it will be gorgeous here.
At Media Farm we are about to finish the first part of our project related to american artist Robert Wilson. The launch of the new web site should be on May 16. So these days we are quite busy at work.
Yesterday I had another american experience: I went to the subway station on Roosevelt Island to take some pictures. I took about 5 pictures and while I was standing on the platform to wait for the next train, a NYPD officer approached me. He told me that it is not permitted to take pictures, especially inside the subway system. I answered ‘Oh, why is that?’. He replied ‘Well, because of all the terrorist attacks all over the world…’. Now, what I should have said to that was ‘Well I don’t think that such a prohibition prevents terrorists from planning attacks. The only thing that is triggered by such things is fear. Which is good, cause feared people are easier to control.’
Of course, I did not say that. Everybody can imagine what this can lead to. But it is another example that this country has quite a few problems to deal with – not just with a president whose middle name starts with a W. But he might be the reason for many of those troubles.
Below you can see the view from my balcony, towards Upper East Side, overlooking East River.