Summer by the Sea Art Installation

  • The Nautilus: Yes, you can touch the art. In fact, your touch will create the art when you interact with The Nautilus, a public art installation from Lincoln and Atlantic Re:think. Created by Michael Szivos and his design studio SOFTlab, The Nautilus features 95 illuminated poles equipped with sensors that respond to the individual touch of each person who engages with it. The exhibition is inspired by the human-centered design of its namesake, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUV. So, don’t be shy—reach out and help create a unique symphony of light and sound with those around you. On display starting June 18 and throughout the summer months.

Location:  The entry of Pier 17, 89 South Street

Artist: Michael Szivos

  • Others Built New York City – Black Gotham Experience: In celebration of WorldPride, The Howard Hughes Corporation has commissioned the Black Gotham Experience to create a custom mural installed adjacent to Pier 17. The project, titled Others Built New York City, symbolizes solidarity among the others that have had to fight for their human rights, including race, gender and sexuality. The artwork will incorporate the Statue of Liberty as the central character in a visual narrative that celebrates the expansion of rights that determine all are equal. This historic mural is now live,and can be enjoyed for the upcoming months.

Location: Adjacent to Pier 17

Artists: Miss Zukie, Demetrius Felder, Kamau Ware, and Camerin “Camo” Nesbit

  • Wiggling Waves & Water Wanders: With its bright colors, vibrancy and fluidity, this two-floor mural is a celebration of summer. Created by artist Mike Perry, it is homage to those days that are like bright sparklers of sunlight, when we relish every moment from dawn to dusk and beyond. The mural’s characters greet visitors to Pier 17 as they arrive and provide a hyper-photogenic backdrop to their journey up to The Rooftop. Mike is known for hisBroad City openers and his Emmy Award-winning animation for the series’ Mushroom episode. On display until November 1, 2019.

Location: Levels 3 & 4 of Pier 17, 29 South Street

Artist: Mike Perry

  • We Come in Peace by Tin & Ed: A digital installation that takes the form of a virtual dance party, this piece is being screened for the first time in New York at Pier 17. The project, debuting for WorldPride month, invites viewers to experience a virtual party by dancing alongside screens filled with dancing avatars, in a celebration of unity. For the project, 3D scans were taken of artist, designers and friends from around the world. The 3D scans were re-sculpted, taking inspiration from nature, to create new organisms. The avatars were rigged, taught to dance and then brought together in a live digital space using a game engine. We Come in Peace is a celebration of the incredible diversity found in nature and a reminder that we are part of that world and not separate from it. The piece places daily, every hour on the hour, for 10 minutes, and on Mondays from 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. On display until July 31.

Location: On the digital screens in the center of Pier 17’s ground floor

Artists: Tin & Ed

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