Ghost Siege, 2009, steel, reflective micro-bead nylon, 20‘ x 70‘ x 70’, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC, NY
A triangular formation of 50 silver flags with the apex pointed at Manhattan. The micro-bead material reflects the color changes in atmospheric light -- changing the sculpture’s appearance. For example, if the sunset is pink in color, the flags reflect a pink hue.
Additionally, there was an opening day dance performance with a drum composition by the renowned rock drummer -- Kenny Aronoff, and a dance by Leah Schrager, dancer/choreographer/performance artist. Ghost Siege is the largest sculpture ever completed at Socrates Sculpture Park and uses the East River in sight lines and conceptually. The work had resonance with the public and became a point of destination. The movement of the flags produced a sonic effect on a large scale.
World renowned drummer and percussionist Kenny Aronoff composed and performaned an original work for the improvised dance of dancer choreographer Leah Schrager within the sculpture at its opening at Socrates Sculpture park.