From the days of Junior High where holding hands constituted a romantic affiliation to the complications of adulthood affairs, the ending of a relationship can be both trying and freeing at once. Divorce, separation, one night stands, three months to twenty years. If it ended, whether it was good or bad, it always stays in our head and sometimes, heart.
As an honor to your past, and theirs, write down the name of someone you broke up with or who broke up with you. First name. Last name. Or both. Think of it as the “Wailing Wall of Relationships”. The names of the participants of the collective broken relationships of the neighborhood, the city and world.
The first installation of The Break-Up Wall was in the store front window of the boutique, Kaight, at 83 Orchard Street between Broome Street and Grand Street in The Lower East Side of Manhattan from Monday, May 25th and until Sunday, May 31st, 2009.