July 28, 2003

wave ufo

POST #    257

last week, i walked by a building on 56th street and saw a strange structure in the atrium with a sign in front saying "wave ufo is now closed," but i did not have my camera so upon returning home, i just forgot about it. but tonight, i walked by again, snapped a photo and came home to research.

the wave ufo, a work of art by mariko mori (she is scary looking), is the artist's "exploration of the relationship between the individual and an interconnected cosmos." the structure is 34' long x 17' wide x 14' tall, made of fiberglass, and has an interior capsule that can hold 3 people at a time. when inside, people recline to watch a projection on the ceiling above. the actual projection corresponds with the viewers brain waves, with each person hooked up to some electrodes. there are also various images that are on at the same time. it sounds pretty interesting, so i'm going to try to check it out tomorrow after work, if anyone else is up for it.

the exhibition runs through the end of the month and is on exhibit at 590 madison ave. here in nyc. for more on the exhibition, read here.

wave "bye! bye!" to your sanity as you enter this contraption.

Posted by tien mao in NYC at 10:34 PM



ooh. i had totally forgotten about this. not much time left to see it...

Posted by: el at July 29, 2003 1:18 PM

yep, i never knew about it. i'm not really in touch with the "art scene".

Posted by: tien at July 29, 2003 4:34 PM

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