New York

“Art at the Anchorage"

Public Art Fund | Brooklyn Bridge Park

For the second summer, Creative Time, Inc., invited selected artists and architects to design installations for the gloomy, magnificent vaults of the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage. This year, the seven projects had dual objectives: they had to be interventions in a dramatic architectural space as well as sets and theatrical props for performances of The Memory Theatre of Giuuo Camillo, 1986, a play by Matthew Maguire and the Creation Production Company. However, this review will concentrate on the installations as independent structures and ideas.

In the Anchorage’s main vault two wood beams thrust out from opposing walls, forming an interrupted bridge across the room’s width. Each beam was supported by a lintel where it met the wall, and was counterbalanced by taut cables so that it appeared effortlessly suspended in midair. Designed by architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, the

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