Tomorrow, artist Garson Yu will unleash an interactive subway-themed art installation onto the citizenry of New York. Yu, founder of design studio yU+co, has staged The Interactive New York (T.I.N.Y) at the Marina at P57 and the scale of the multi-sensory, participant-triggered installation is fittingly massive.
For native New Yorkers and those who consider themselves locals, the installation is a personalized rendering of childhood memories and bittersweet nostalgia associated with urban living. The exhibit is comprised of 36 hanging shipping containers designed to look like subway cars. The ‘cars’ spark a full range of emotions by displaying video projected images such as oblivious children playing in a yard and unsuspecting bystanders wandering through an all-too familiar crowd on a city sidewalk – all images which are altered by visitor’s motions and voices.
Edgy sound design by composer Walter Werzowa from Musikvergnuegen taps everyday city sounds of seagulls and subway trains, turning them into musical notes that transform our everyday lives into something a bit more magical. The installation is considered a multi-sensory experience, where participants are encouraged to shriek, yell, and become borderline destructive to change the motion of the visuals. Yu’s goal, we are told, is to help you rediscover your childhood self and your inner “lover of all things New York” in a large, metal, carnival-esque sight & sound extravaganza.
The installation is open from 9AM-7PM, from May 31st to June 16th. For more information on Garson Yu, check out his website HERE.