Nightlight is a co-production offered by the Flux Factory and the LIC Community Garden which is described as “an interactive light-based outdoor installation that investigates public and private land use after dark.”
Nightlight’s details –
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 7 – 7-10 pm
Open every evening in June , in collaboration with the Long Island City Community Garden
49th Avenue bet Vernon Blvd & 5th Street, Long Island City, Queens
Flux Thursday @ LIC Garden: Thursday, June 12th – 8pm (Tonight!)
Closing Performance: Saturday, June 28th – 8 pm
Me and the Mrs. decided to head over on opening night and here’s some of what we saw.
LIC Community Garden is a great little spot, found on 49th Avenue in Hunters Point. There’s a “Little Free Library” in there, and it’s a nice green spot in an otherwise quite urban setting.
The fronticepiece facing the street was Julius Schmiedel’s “Dancing Tree,” which senses and responds to movement.
All over the garden, there are installations of various works, some are quite subtle, while others demand attention.