friendswithyou inflates vibrant light cave at the standard hotel in NYC friendswithyou inflates vibrant light cave at the standard hotel in NYC
sep 11, 2014

friendswithyou inflates vibrant light cave at the standard hotel in NYC

friendswithyou inflates vibrant light cave at the standard hotel in NYC
photo by alyssa ringler

 

 

 

towering over new york city’s meatpacking district, the vibrantly colored ‘light cave’ evokes both prehistory and pop, inviting both passers-by and trendy high line hoppers within its semi-translucent shell. presented by art production fund and the standard, friendswithyou’s stand-alone sculpture spans the length of the hotel plaza, its nebulous shape and cavernous conformation pulsating with energy and light. ‘light cave is a cathedral of the spirit,‘ the artists explained ‘this interactive experience is manifested with the purpose of joining people together in a metaphysical sense.’

 

 


light cave by friendswithyou
video courtesy of the standard

 

 

 

at 25 feet tall and 55 feet long, the installation is positioned at the hotel’s main entrance, prompting guests to walk under the monumental structure upon their arrival. bathed in an incandescent glow, viewers are immersed in an experiential and sensory rich atmosphere, ‘a place of wonder and awe, play and exploration.‘ the artists say. ‘we feel creating a spectacle of this size allows for people to be present, conscious and that is our goal to expand consciousness. it will be different for everyone and different day and night.’

friendswithyou inflate light cave at the standard, high line in new york
photo by alyssa ringler

friendswithyou inflate light cave at the standard, high line in new york
photo by alyssa ringler

friendswithyou inflate light cave at the standard, high line in new york
photo by alyssa ringler

friendswithyou inflate light cave at the standard, high line in new york
photos by alyssa ringler

friendswithyou inflate light cave at the standard, high line in new york
photo by alyssa ringler

friendswithyou inflate light cave at the standard, high line in new york
photo by markus marty

friendswithyou inflate light cave at the standard, high line in new york
photo by markus marty

friendswithyou inflate light cave at the standard, high line in new york
photo by markus marty

  

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