Now on display at the Northeast corner of Fort Greene Park (Myrtle Ave and Washington Park entrance)
Join us for the opening reception on June 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Fort Greene Park was one of 10 parks chosen to be an art destination through the UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant. Created by artist Blythe Cain, Circadia will be an interactive luminescent sculpture and seating system made from concrete and glow-in-the-dark sand, which will act as a guide to the park entrance. Resembling a historic building foundation, Circadia will also mimic the park's rolling hills and the natural rhythms found in nature.
About the Artist
Brooklyn artist Blythe Cain graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2005. Woodworking and specialized design techniques, as well as social constructs, earthworks concepts, and theories by the philosopher Michel Foucault are a large part of Blythe's artistic practice and background.
Learn more about the other UNIQLO Parks Expressions grantees on the NYC Parks website.
From June - October 2016 at the Northeast corner of Fort Greene Park (Myrtle Ave and Washington Park entrance)
Developed by artist Juanli Carrion, alongside NYC Parks, Outer Seed Shadow #02 is a living sculpture garden, serving as a centerpiece to articulate public programming that discusses coexistence, immigration, and cultural identity. The project is the product of a series of interviews, each of which represents a specific community’s experience of immigration and finishes with the recommendation of a particular plant to symbolize the group. The video interviews that go with each plant will then be posted to OuterSeedShadow.org. The plants used for the project will be available for public adoption when the exhibit closes.
From May - October 2015 at the Northeast corner of Fort Greene Park (Myrtle Ave and Washington Park entrance)
Heart Seat was created by Red Hook-based design studio Stereotank, founded by architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente. “Heart Seat” is a bright red sculptural seat made out of a repurposed water tank and was made to be interacted with.
Heart Seat was originally commissioned for the juried Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, where it greeted thousands of visitors first as a heart-shaped participative installation. It then traveled to DUMBO to welcome visitors to the Pearl Street Triangle.
In its original orientation, the work was a participatory installation in the form of a massive heart glowing to the rhythm of a strong, deep and low frequency heartbeat sound and visitors were encouraged to move around and engage with it by playing various percussion instruments. Now, the once united heart is split in half in order to form innovative public seating.