“The artists were experiencing firsthand an involuntary pastime neighborhood folk have been long familiar with: being cast out onto the street by indifferent interests, whether from private or public sectors. “We’re nomads,” says video artist Mitch Corber. “We’ve got nowhere to go. We deserve a place. We spotted it. No one was there.”
An hour after I posted my blog ‘Interview With A Muse’, I called my friend, Chris Wandel, in New York. I caught her in a cab in New York City waiting for her boyfriend, Stefan Ein. He was picking up a work of art to take to the reunion of ‘The Real Estate Show’ that Stefan helped organize in 1980. My muse, Belle Burch, was not even born yet.
“The Real Estate Show was all about the way money controls where and how people live in New York City in general, and the Lower East Side in…
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