Friday Freebie: New York City’s Pulse Park

October 31, 2008

in Cheap Activities, Entertainment, Free Stuff, Online Media, Travel, USA, Web Tips

I’m a big fan of installations — high-concept, usually temporary, art displays — the appreciation of which increases the more of yourself you give over to experiencing the piece.

Though I’ve never (gasp!) really been to New York and I can’t imagine myself living in the city, I do have an appreciation for the way art installations are often integrated into public space there. So it should be no surprise that I was disappointed to have missed “The Gates” by Christo, nor that I am now encouraging anyone who has the chance to visit “Pulse Park” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, residing till November 17 in Madison Square Park.

I mean, when else will you have the chance for your heartbeat to dance across prime real estate in 200 theatrical spotlights? Seriously cool!

So to my New Yorker friends and readers: get thee down to the Flatiron District after dusk and light up the night — I want to see your pictures and live vicariously through you and your cardiac rhythms!

Thanks to This Just In for the tip.

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1 Dana 10.31.08 at 6:33 pm

My aunt and uncle went to see “The Gates.” I was so incredibly jealous. Alas, doesn’t look like I’ll get to New York to see my pulse either. I’ll join you in admiring from afar.

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