August 23, 2004

Canopy at P.S. 1

POST #    1235

Yesterday, I took advantage of the beautiful weather by making a trip to MoMA's P.S. 1 with Janelle and Michael. Ordinarilly, you don't spend a nice day in a museum, but at P.S. 1, there is an outdoor installation of art that I wanted to check out - nARCHITECTS's Canopy installation. Besides, when you spend most of Saturday playing video games, a museum counts as outside.

Canopy was made with freshly cut green bamboo with a budget of $60,000 and includes the canopy, a small pool, mist, a beach and a bamboo forest.

From the P.S. 1 website:

nARCHITECTS will cover P.S.1ís courtyard with a canopy of freshly cut green bamboo, which will change color from green to tan by the end of the summer. Pinches in the bamboo lattice will produce a range of shadow densities and patterns across the courtyard and throughout the day. Dips in the canopy will define rooms open to the sky, each with a distinct climatic environment for different modes of lounging: Pool Pad, the largest outdoor room, incorporates a wading pool; Fog Pad consists of fog nozzles that will spread a cool halo of mist; Rainforest features a sound environment and water misters that will provide intermittent rain showers; and Sand Humpís half open ellipse orients itself to maximize exposure to sun and shade.

Canopy is on exhibit at P.S. 1 through September 5th and you should check it out if you get a chance. Even better, go to Warm Up 2004 on Saturdays through September 4th.

More information:
- nARCHITECTS photo journal of Canopy
- MoMA/P.S. 1 on Canopy

Posted by tien mao in Culture, Photos at 7:36 AM



Sad I missed the P.S. 1 field trip! That's one of those places I keep threatening to go, but never quite making it. One of these weekends. . .

Posted by: Laren at August 23, 2004 10:43 AM

Ooh, I was so close to going to P.S. 1 yesterday.

Posted by: joe at August 23, 2004 12:50 PM

Hey that's pretty cool! They should make that a permanent installation. I love the curves from "ceiling" to "walls." Looks very peaceful.

Posted by: matt at August 23, 2004 2:20 PM

Warm Up is a whole lot of fun -- the whole courtyard is packed with people dancing, drinking beer/wine, and generally having a good time. Here are some photos if you want to see.

Posted by: yp at August 23, 2004 9:44 PM

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