I don’t get the connection between watertanks, immigration and Woody Guthrie. Just a kitchen sink of ideas to justify the work.
NEW YORK, NY.- Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for late winter 2014: This Land Is Your Land by Brooklyn-based Chilean artist Iván Navarro. The site-specific installation presents three water towers inside of which neon reflections repeat infinitely. The sculptures merge a staple of the New York skyline with the street-level landscape of the Park.
The artist takes the exhibition’s title from the beloved 1940 Woody Guthrie folk song, which is both an American anthem and a vocal pull to the freedoms offered in this country for an immigrant population. The towers are elevated to a height above visitors’ heads, allowing them to walk underneath and look up into each sculpture to view the content within. The exhibition is on view daily from February 20 – April 13, 2014 in Madison Square Park.
Navarro’s water towers—each measuring approximately seven feet in diameter and standing on roughly eight-foot-tall supports—function as vessels for a vocabulary of the political and personal experience of immigration. The interior of one tower features the words “me” and “we”, another features the word “bed”, and a third displays the image of a ladder—all of which will be composed of neon light. An internal arrangement of mirrors will enable each word or image to repeat perpetually through a seemingly endless vertical space.
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