The Bleecker Street station has been closed for the renovation of a new transfer point that will connect the IRT and IND subway lines. At this junction, the LED sculpture overhead will send waves of bright color across the outline of each hexagonal shape while passengers scurry to meet their connecting trains.
Villereal’s vivid light sculpture has a mental, or biological, component too: riders will be able to identify and track the color elements and patterns that move across the ceiling. Drawing inspiration from mathematician John Conway, who invented the Game of Life, Villereal explains that his work explores the brain’s hard coded desire to understand and make meaning.
We cant wait to experience this LED art piece for ourselves!