Brooklyn Installation Transforms Blaring Traffic Noise Into Animated Light Art

Brooklyn Installation Transforms Blaring Traffic Noise Into Animated Light Art
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Using a local nuisance for good, artists turn the din of cars into a set of arches that illuminate based on the volume of the highway above them.

Karen Summerson
  • 12 october 2012

Public art installations are popping up throughout New York City, one of the latest being planned beneath the Gowanus Expressway at Hamilton Ave. in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The Artist Build Collaborative, based in the boro, is responding to the neighborhood’s complaints about the underpass. Not only is it one of the busiest and loudest areas in the neighborhood, but it’s also incredibly dark and dangerous to pass underneath.

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