Pittsburgh’s Gulf Tower Beacon Will Stand as Giant Mood Ring
Carnegie Museum of Art will tap six-story weather beacon to reflect responses to the city's shared images on Instagram
In the lead-up to New York-based French artist Antoine Catala’s new exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the museum will be using Pittsburgh’s Gulf Tower as a giant mood ring. The tower’s weather beacon will reflect responses to the city’s shared images on Instagram by changing colors in real-time to convey sentiment changes.
Antoine Catala: Distant Feel is the artist’s first solo U.S. museum exhibition, opening on February 14th. A new body of work will be presented, including sculpture, photography and video. These invite visitors to reflect on how images make them feel, especially as people see more of them every day through internet-connected devices.