It’s always a bless to be able to look up, and see some natural space lights.
Madison Square Park Conservancy announced the premiere of Scattered Light, a new site-specific public art installation by pioneering new media artist Jim Campbell. 2,000 LED lights encased in standard light-bulb casings, will create a vibrant light grid suspended within a support structure spanning 20 feet high and 80 feet wide, across the center of Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn. The LED bulbs, engineered to flicker scattered light at the command of computer programming, will create the illusion of figurative images that explore and reflect the human experience amidst the urban landscape. The artist ALSO presents a visual symphony of light timed to pulse in rhythmic patterns reflective of the eclectic sounds of urban subway systems and its travelers beneath the surface of city streets. Voices in the Subway Station will feature 18 glass tablets (14″ x 22″) lit from below by LEDs specifically programmed to pulse at intervals and times designated to create a visual orchestra of individual voices in the context of overlapping conversations and subway happenings.
October 21 through February 28, 2011, as part of the Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art program. (dexigner)