Two New Public Art Installations Are Coming To Lower Manhattan, February 6–March 21
The Downtown Alliance is bringing two dynamic art installations, on loan from Amsterdam’s Light Art Collection, to the public plaza adjacent to 85 Broad Street from February 6 through March 21.
“C/C” is a sculptural piece that functions as a sitting area made of contoured acrylic panels bound by steel. Meant to showcase “clear to colors” the piece casts complex shadows by day and transforms into a colorful LED light show at night. Designed by Singapore-based artist Angela Chong, “C/C” has a futuristic feel and offers viewers a dynamic show of color.
“Talking Heads” is a pair of two 21-foot-tall sculptures that communicate through the universal language of emotion. Without any moving parts, the heads hold full conversations between one another by emoting through over 4,000 LEDs that illuminate their facial expressions. “Talking Heads” is designed by Viktor Vicsek, who resides in Hungary, and specializes in light and projection work.
“Winter is a time when many New Yorkers might need some additional light and whimsy in their lives,” Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin said. “This is a great historic location that is also convenient to the fun restaurants on nearby Stone Street.”
This installation marks the fourth public art activation that the Downtown Alliance has brought to Lower Manhattan’s public plazas over the past two years. Past installations have included “Prismatica,” “Oscillation” and “Ziggy.”