Art and About (October 2012)
More and more, artists are making work that addresses the recent foreclosure crisis. One of the best pieces out there is “House / Divided,” presented last week at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts by the Builders Association.
It’s hard to imagine anyone stretching a cable between two tall towers today and then walking the high wire, a quarter-mile above Earth.
That’s what Philippe Petit did on Aug. 7, 1974. His friends counted eight crossings over the 200 feet of cable. Petit, then 24, danced on it for 45 minutes before landing in the arms of police.