Swarm

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Client: FX Fowle, Architects

Location: New York, NY, United States

Completion date: 2010

Artwork budget: $300,000

Project Team

Artist

David Colbert

Prentice Colbert, Inc

Architect

Bruce Fowle

FX Collaborative

Artist

Tim Prentice

Prentice Colbert, Inc

Overview

11 Times Square, 42nd St and Eighth Ave, NY, NY. Aluminum, Stainless steel. 15’x100’x 30’. Over a thousand square plates of reflective aluminum float overhead and move, responding to the slightest air currents in the entrance lobby of a Manhattan office building. Angled plates reflect a variety of light sources in the space, creating ever changing and endlessly varied patterns of light and dark.

Goals

Activate the lobby space and create a work that would be visible both to those passing on the street and those entering the building.