Starting September 15, underneath the High Line in New York City, there will be a new outdoor installation titled Tight Spot by David Byrne in conjunction with The Pace Gallery. The installation will feature “a 48-by-20-foot inflatable terrestrial globe” which appears to be gently crushed by the towering High Line. It will be on view from September 16 to October 1, 2011 under the High Line at 508 West 25th Street in New York City. The public reception happens September 15, 2011 from 6 to 8 PM.
A unique audio program by David Byrne will also be provided:
A low-frequency vibration will emanate from speakers placed deep within the globe. The sound is meant to be heard from the surrounding streets and elevated park, enticing passersby to discover the installation. “I knew what I thought that sound should be, and rather than using instruments, synthesizers or samplers to make the sounds that I imagined, I simply made them with my voice,” said Byrne. “It was the easiest and fastest way of creating what I was hearing in my head. I filtered and processed my voice so that it wasn’t recognizable.”
photo by Danny Kim for New York Magazine