Jim Campbell’s Scattered Light illuminate Madison Square Park, combining to create a symphony of light that advance Campbell’s career-long fusion of light-based, moving-image and sculptural art. This installation feature nearly 2,000 LEDs encased in standard light bulbs, suspended within a support structure spanning 80 feet in length and standing 20 feet high and 16 feet wide to create a vibrant light grid across the center of Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn. The LED bulbs, programed to flicker scattered light, will create the illusion of figurative images that explore and reflect the human experience amidst the urban landscape, creating the appearance of giant human shadows crossing a floating 3-D matrix of light. As one travels around the piece, the vantage point alters and the light figures begin to abstract, blurring the boundaries between image and object.
Jim Campbell’s Scattered Light by Mad. Sq. Art program, Madison Square Park, New York
Photo Thomas Filippini