Outdoor Site-Specific Light Sculpture Installation


HEDERA | Prospect Park Bandshell  Brooklyn, NY 2018

As part of its 40th year anniversary season, BRIC commissioned HEDERA, a monumental light installation by Grimanesa Amorós, the interdisciplinary New York-based Peruvian artist. HEDERA, installed at the Prospect Park Bandshell as a special element of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, seeks to intensify the relationship between public space and community through the conversation it generates.

Media: LEDs, diffusion and reflective material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware. stainless steel. Dimensions: 50 ft x 50 ft x 40 ft. Please click here for the press release.
ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

HEDERA is a project created in honor of BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. The piece’s overall structure was inspired by the bandshell stage, as well as the natural beauty and grandeur of the vegetation in the park. The sculpture is raised above the grass while its dome shape envelopes the audience.

The work is a lighting sculpture that interacts with the Brooklyn community, as it does not interrupt the flow of the environment with its lighting sequence, but rather amplifies it. The structure of red and white tubings is engrossed by light. When the viewer walks into the center of HEDERA, they will see above their own reflection in the cupola. The piece cultivates a relationship between public space and community through the conversation it generates.

At the nucleus of the piece, visitors will see smaller protruding domes, as to relate to a plant’s central bud. With groups of people under the structure, the reflective shadows can give an image of a flower blooming.

HEDERA creates a space where concepts, thoughts, and experiences all converge to inspire change. It is a wish for the sculpture coexist with its viewers, bringing them closer to an ideal world where individuals can unite in celebration of diversity and a shared humanity.