My Short Text in English: Somewhereness


My Short Text in English: Somewhereness
by K Moses
Let’s start Somewhere,
There is a stretch along the East Bank of the Hudson River, the stretch can also be described as the Western shoreline of Manhattan, New York. Running from approximately 148th Street to a 162nd street.
A stretch where people gather on warm Spring and Summer nights: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Those nights there is enough of Somewhereness to stop time Elsewhere.
Last Summer there was a rumour in the Community[1] that the lights were out along the River Bank to keep people off the River Bank at night. The lights were out July, August, and September.
I feel as if the available space is getting smaller. In all sorts of ways. I have to respond. The project I propose/I am working on is my response.
The images I am providing here are kind of a showing of Somewhereness.
Spring 2015: I hope it is a warm welcoming Spring, so people can gather as early as April,
Spring, 2015: will be my third Spring/Summer walking that stretch on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday night.
I want to try and memorialize that sense of Somewhereness … Responding to worry of it not, or is it a worry of me losing contact with Somewhereness. Of course, Somewhereness will survive existing on the edge of an island, finding space in the shrinking Margins[2].
But while the space is dynamic: there is still space, the people can still come together, my project is to write a kind of love letter of being there, just in case the margins temporarily disappear - my local Evernote wiki - and the continual search for Somewhereness moves along to Somewhere[3] not yet known.
So, this Spring, Summer I will be documenting, photographing, talking about Somewhereness,
[1] Community, on the nearby streets, there is lots of conversation between barbershops, nail salons, coffee shops, vegetable & fruit shops, and still figuring out that "Community" is being there, being available,
[2] Interstitial Spaces
[3] Somewhere, "There’s a place for us, a time and place, a place for us, Somewhere,"
Webster’s 1913 on "Stretch:"
2. A continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time; as, grassy stretches of land.
A great stretch of cultivated country. — W. Black.
But all of them left me a week at a stretch. — E. Eggleston.
Image: AndForYouWeHave_DSCG0606.jpg