Just when you think that the High Line couldn’t get any more enjoyable, Olafur Eliasson goes and invites you to play with thousands of LEGO bricks at the popular elevated park. Starting on May 29th, the Danish-Icelandic artist will host The Collectivity Project, a large art installation that challenges parkgoers to design and build a collaborative cityscape out of white toy bricks.
According to the artist, The Collectivity Project encourages High Line visitors to design and build LEGO structures in order to create a collaborative cityscape. Surrounded by the numerous developments going up around the Hudson Yards, the transformable, small-scale artwork will become part of the High Line’s vibrant atmosphere, providing a “compelling counterpoint to the concrete-and-steel towers that form the project’s backdrop.”
Eliasson has already showcased The Collectivity Project in public squares in Albania, Norway and Denmark. The New York version is part of a new art program organized by Friends of the High Line in collaboration with various local non-profits. The High Line Art events will include free weekly public programs and educational activities. Eliasson’s project highlights the theme of the program, which seeks to bring the community together through issues relating to urbanism, architecture and city growth.
The Collectivity Project will be open on the High Line from May 29 through September 30, 2015.
Images via Olafur Eliasson