About the Project
One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This—a title aptly burrowed from a New York Dolls album—marked the 33rd anniversary of Creative Time. The project consisted of 33 plaques commemorating historical New York art projects, events, and places, which were chosen by a range of notable artists and writers and thus granted the legacy and prestige that only a public plaque can provide.
The sites—which included Gordon Matta-Clark’s FOOD restaurant, Manhattan’s former beach, and Max’s Kansas City, among others—were also prescribed a telephone number that, when dialed, offered a personal audio recording by the individual who chose it for incorporation in the project. As such, listeners were invited to imagine what it would have been like to be a part of these various events and moments in New York’s art history.
Photograph by Charlie Samuels
One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This