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Lawns Closed Today
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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns, which includes closing the lawns each year from October through May for reseeding. With the heightened need for public space, the Conservancy has kept the lawns open throughout the pandemic. For the month of April, all lawns will be closed to reestablish the grass in time for summer.

Erwin Redl: Whiteout

Erwin Redel Winter 3
Past Exhibition

Erwin Redl: Whiteout

November 16, 2017 – 25, 2018
Past Exhibition

Erwin Redl: Whiteout

November 16, 2017 – 25, 2018
Erwin Redel Winter 3
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Whiteout by Erwin Redl is comprised of 900 transparent spheres, each embedded with a discrete, white LED light and suspended from a square grid of steel poles and cabling. The orbs are opportunistic, gently swaying with the wind currents from their positions one foot above the ground plane. The spheres are animated through both computer-generated movement and natural flow from air currents. The sequence of light is an incandescent treatment of public space across the dark seasons of the late fall and winter when the Oval Lawn is closed. Redl discerns this opportunity for his work, and chooses to site Whiteout on the football-field-size expanse. 

Whiteout can be viewed from the pathways and arteries of the Park and from the higher floors of surrounding buildings. The experiences are visually different. From the ground plane, visitors feel how their body moves in space to perceive or view light, how people are physically drawn to light, how the work is a beacon across space. From the aerial view, the movement of the public is in dialogue with the orbs. Both vantage points bring a unique perspective to the project.

Whiteout by Erwin Redl is comprised of 900 transparent spheres, each embedded with a discrete, white LED light and suspended from a square grid of steel poles and cabling. The orbs are opportunistic, gently swaying with the wind currents from their positions one foot above the ground plane. The spheres are animated through both computer-generated movement and natural flow from air currents. The sequence of light is an incandescent treatment of public space across the dark seasons of the late fall and winter when the Oval Lawn is closed. Redl discerns this opportunity for his work, and chooses to site Whiteout on the football-field-size expanse. 

Whiteout can be viewed from the pathways and arteries of the Park and from the higher floors of surrounding buildings. The experiences are visually different. From the ground plane, visitors feel how their body moves in space to perceive or view light, how people are physically drawn to light, how the work is a beacon across space. From the aerial view, the movement of the public is in dialogue with the orbs. Both vantage points bring a unique perspective to the project.

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