Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Making "EYE CONTACT" With The Museum Of Arts And Design Facade

Last Monday, June 6, an interactive installation called "Eye Contact" took over the facade of the Museum of Arts and Design, projecting giant, eerie eyeballs across the building. The installation is part of the Museum's upcoming exhibition "Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities," in which artists construct small-scale depictions of alternate realities. In "Eye Contact," visitors to Columbus Circle can watch a pre-recorded montage of activity from the Circle through a peep-hole box. As you watch the video footage, your larger-than-life eyes will be projected onto the museum, and even divided up and combined with other people's eyes, too. The installation, created by NYU Gallatin students taking the "Technology, Art, and Public Space" course, ran from 8:30 to 11:30 PM on Monday, and the full "Otherworldly" exhibit opens on Tuesday. Try not to get too creeped out by all those peepers. 

The Museum of Arts and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle.

By Train
A, B, C, D or No. 1 to Columbus Circle at 59th Street;
N, R, Q or W to 57th Street and 7th Avenue
F to 57th Street and 6th Avenue
By Bus
M5, M7, M10, M20, M30 and M104 to Columbus Circle
at 59th Street or 57th Street and 8th Avenue

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