Josiah McElhiney, Prismatic Park, Madison Square Park, June 14 – October 8, 2017
A site specific interactive installation by Josiah McElhiney, commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy. The piece consists of four elements: three structures made of prismatic glass which serve as platforms for interaction with dancers, musicians, and poets, and the collaborators. Three art non-profit organizations- Blank Forms, Danspace Project, and Poets House, will curate new and exciting works. Look out for a free weekly poster available in the Park. When not occupied by resident artists, the public can access the exhibition as a platform for their own creativity.
According to McElhiney, “The piece asks the question of whether or not art can increase a kind of democratic engagement of human beings within a city environment.”
Josiah McElheny, Prismatic Park, 2017. Wood, steel, and prismatic glass, 9.5 x 31 x .33 feet (wall); 32 feet diameter (floor); 14 x 11 x 9 feet (pavilion). Collection of the artist. © Josiah McElheny
Raushaun Mitchell and Silas Reiner performing in Prismatic Park
Photo courtesy of Madison Square Park Conservancy