VERNON TIME parking
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY
Vernon Time Parking is a time-specific public art installation located in a parking lot along Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens. It consists of 18 parking meters, (free) daily newspapers, and a cantilevered public bench. It is to be temporarily installed for 9 days in a pair of adjacent parking spaces at 7 AM every day and reinstalled at a different pair of spaces the following day, at the same time. For a moment in time, the parking lot is transformed into a public place - as a place of social exchange by parking people instead of cars. The installation tracks a line of physical and social dis-jointure across an urban site where history has been paved over with asphalt and left as a footnote on a nearby NYC Parks and Recreation sign.