Touchy Freely

PROPOSAL FOR PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, NEW YORK CITY // MARCH 2014

There is always the secret hope that behind a plywood construction wall lies, not another skyscraper or storefront, but a landscape that revels in the city’s urban imaginary. Hidden behind the construction wall, yet seemingly eager for contact, the inflatable “arms” of this unseen entity beckons passers-by to come closer, to touch and to imagine the city anew. Responding to the prompt of what is "Free" in the city, this installation seeks to playfully inspire imagination (“what is that weird thing behind that wall?”), responsiveness (“look it bounces!”) and pleasure (“like an alien giving a free hug!”).

Team // Ariane Harrison, Seth Harrison, Alex Davis