NEW YORK (AP) — Vehicles will be temporarily banned from a New York City tunnel so an artist can turn it into an interactive light and sound installation.
Instead, pedestrians will be allowed into the 1,300-foot-long Park Avenue Tunnel between 33rd and 40th streets.
It’s happening on three consecutive Saturdays, beginning Aug. 3
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/15qX3uR ) says visitors will be instructed to walk midway and speak into a silver intercom. Their short messages will travel outward in waves of sound and arching light until they disappear.
The messages will come in quick succession, creating a rapidly changing ebb of sound and light.
The pitch of each visitor’s voice will determine the intensity of each beam.
The creator is Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. He’s known for his large-scale interactive art.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com
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