Geo, by design studio Hou de Sousa, will be on view through the end of March.
“Geo,” the Downtown Alliance’s newest public art installation, has been unveiled at the plaza in front of 140 Broadway, where it will offer Lower Manhattan pedestrians an immersive experience in a full-spectrum world of color and light.
Created by design studio Hou de Sousa, “Geo” is a large-scale, 30-by-10-foot dome filled with brightly colored corridors made of rope intended to echo the towering urban landscape. Visitors are invited to walk through theinstallation, which is composed of steel frames and over five miles of fluorescent paracord, and experience its winding, playful avenues at their leisure. The installation will remain on view until March 30.
“We’re delighted to present this collaboration with Hou de Sousa, which will add a dash of color and whimsy to Lower Manhattan this winter,” said Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin. “We hope our commitment to bringing public art to Lower Manhattan brings some delight to pedestrians and visitors and inspires a magnetic, creative energy in the neighborhood.” Hou de Sousa says that “Geo” “serves as a companion to the nearby monumental sculptures of Isamu Noguchi and Mark di Suvero, while also providing a glowing beacon in the heart of New York City.” This is Hou de Sousa’s first time showing the piece. The Downtown Alliance previously partnered with the studio to present “Ziggy,” another light installation that added a touch of color and a fresh perspective to the plaza at 200 Water Street in Fall 2020.
Other Alliance-sponsored public art installations have included “moonGARDEN,” which was on display at 85 Broad in Spring 2022, as well as “Talking Heads,” “Prismatica” and “Oscillation.”
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