Produced by CEC ArtsLink in partnership with THE POINT CDC.
One Big City, a program of CEC ArtsLink, is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
Pedestrian Bridge at Bryant Avenue, Hunts Point, Bronx
Robert Hickman, known variously for inspired public art commissions and feats of unicycling, activates the pedestrian bridge over Bruckner Boulevard at Bryant Avenue with his installation Silvered/Slivered. "The Bruckner/Sheridan thoroughfare has heavy traffic above and below the pedestrian bridge. The bridge is littered with broken glass, used needles, and condoms,” says Hickman. Working with local teenagers, Hickman has applied silver paint to the vertical risers on the stairway to the bridge. The painted planes are separate, but from a certain vantage point they become a light-reflecting luminous approach to the crossing. Silvered/Slivered illuminates and makes fantastic what was once an unpleasant place.