Photo: Yasunori Matsui
Meridian (Gold), is a temporary public art project by Mika Tajima. The installation is located in Hunter's Point South Park in Long Island City and will be on view from June 9 through September 25. Click here for directions.
Meridian (Gold) is an illuminated plume of water vapor whose color shifts between magenta and pale cyan. The color of the vapor corresponds in real-time to the global sentiment for gold, reflected in the price fluctuation of the commodity. Gold is a peculiar material that derives its value from the social perception of its qualities and collective "moods" toward geopolitical and economic events. The framing structure for Meridian (Gold) is a seating zone that references communal rejuvenation spas and here becomes a site to reflect on the fleeting materiality of contemporary life. The project was selected by participants in Public Process, SculptureCenter's intensive program for high school students that uses New York City's rich public art landscape to explore the history and impact of public art and its community influence.
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