5th Ave. At 23rd St.
New York, NY 10021
Category: Parks and Outdoors
Region: East 50s
Recall momentarily the View-Master you likely had as a child. With the red device pressed firmly to your eye sockets, you saw a wondrous slide-show pass before you. Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder have effectively revived this childhood relic with their newest public art piece, Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation. Measuring 10 feet by 10 feet, this all-white cylinder sits like a monolith in Madison Square Park, inviting visitors to venture inside and see the outside world through strange eyes: a camera that captures exterior light and projects a distorted, film-like reality onto the structure’s inner walls, all in real time. Gibson and Recoder are veteran collaborators in the world of experimental film and performance art, often manipulating reality and repackaging it through various media. Catch their installation now through April 6.
Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: March 26. Continues through April 6, 2013