Monday, November 22, 2010

Scattered Light

The other night, I took this video of Jim Campbell's new outdoor sculpture "Scattered Light." There are a few pieces in the park, but the only one you will care about seeing is this one, which is described as:
Scattered Light, will feature nearly 2,000 LEDs encased in standard light bulbs, suspended within a support structure spanning 80 feet in length and standing 20 feet high and 16 feet wide to create a vibrant light grid across the center of Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn. The LED bulbs, programed to flicker scattered light, will create the illusion of figurative images that explore and reflect the human experience amidst the urban landscape, creating the appearance of giant human shadows crossing a floating 3-D matrix of light. As one travels around the piece, the vantage point alters and the light figures begin to abstract, blurring the boundaries between image and object.
Scattered Light is on view until February 2011. More about it by looking here.


Scattered Light by Jim Campbell from Lee Houck on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Kris said...

Love it. I also took a video of this, but mine features drunk Halloween girls standing next to me (out of frame) cursing like sailors, so unfortunately it's unpostable.