In this recently uploaded video from the 5 Ninth Avenue Project — the NYU-run YouTube channel that is digitizing and releasing the vast archives of artist Nelson Sullivan's videos — watch as the artist explores inside the Garden of Eden, offering a rare glimpse of what is was like behind the scenes.
Begun in 1973 amid the slums of the East Village, the Garden of Eden became a peaceful refuge for many because of the devotion of Adam Purple, who lived nearby. In this video by Nelson Sullivan, Kennan Raines delivers a dramatic explanation of this garden using her talent with poetry. Includes a brief appearance by Adam Purple.
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