NEW YORK CITY, USA
In 2017 artist Erwin Redl, the Madison Square Park Conservancy and UAP collaborated on a major temporary public art installation by Redl for the Mad. Sq. Art. Program in New York City. Redl’s installation titled Whiteout, featured a luminous white carpet of LED lights suspended across the parks central oval lawn.
UAP worked with the artist to develop and fabricate hundreds of transparent white spheres, each embedded with a programmed LED light and suspended 2 feet above ground from a grid of slender steel poles and cabling. The spheres move in response to the environmental conditions and are animated with pattern.
Since 2004, 35 artists have been commissioned to develop site specific installations for this free contemporary art program including Antony Gormley, Sol LeWitt and Richard Deacon. This collaboration with the Conservancy and Redl showcases UAP’s expertise in creating technically complex, world class site-specific public art. The exhibition was on view from November 16, 2017 through to April 15, 2018.
Image credits: Moorehart Photography, Ira Lippke. Video: Indie City Films. Concept images courtesy of the artist.