Curated and produced by NBNY, “Change of State” is a follow-up to NBNY’s projection project “Let Us Make Cake,” a feature of the inaugural Festival of Ideas for the New City in 2011. Change of State features twelve building-scale works by notable artists and architects. Contributors will activate the building facade with imagery drawn from a variety of mediums—from painting and animation to text and video.
Change of State is a moment of transformation—physical or social, perceived and actual—and a visual challenge to the symbolic power of the built environment. Change of State disrupts perceptions of architectural form to investigate the possibilities inherent in transitions. Through this ephemeral intervention, Change of State illuminates the untapped potential of the building facade and calls for a heightened civic consciousness in public space.
The projection will be on public view on the façade of the museum on May 4, 2013, with projections emerging at 8 p.m. and continuing until midnight. Change of State is a one-hour program, beginning on the hour each hour.