The High Line Plinth, a public art endeavor, is “a new landmark destination for contemporary art.” In Spring 2017 eleven selected artists exhibited models of proposed public artworks. Two works will be selected with the first to be realized in 2018, coinciding with the opening of “the Spur”, a new section of the High Line dedicated to art, horticulture, and public programs.
Our team fabricated and programmed exact 1/16 scale models for Charles Gaines and Sam Durant, two of the selected artists. Sam Durant’s proposal, “Untitled (drone)”, is a representation of the unmanned Predator drone. The proposed work acts as a wind vane, oscillating on its 20-foot column. The scale model, moves subtly imitating the movement of the drone in the wind. A collaboration between Charles Gaines Studio and Peter Tolkin Architecture Gaines proposed the public artwork “Tilted Tower”. The work, lit by LED’s created a leaning tower that gave a critical and historical look at two major NY institutions, print media and the postal service.
Both models, were on display at the High Line from February 10 to April 30, 2017.
February 10, 2017