In the New York City interactive installation Table For Two, people are invited to sit at a two-person bistro table which is divided in half by the exterior wall of a building. According to the installation’s creator, artist Shani Ha, Table for Two is a commentary on human connection in the digital age, and the issue of social isolation among New York’s inhabitants. The installation is on display at the corner of 7th Avenue and Carmine Street through March 14, 2015.
When two persons sit at the split table, they can decide to look at each other or chose to look at their own reflection; confronting the fact that we are becoming more and more self-absorbed and sometimes the presence of the other is simply here to validate our own existence.
When sitting alone, the viewer will face an empty table and his reflection in the glass as a reminder to introspection, narcissism or loneliness.
photos via Shani Ha