Media: 15 signs for maps and 80 signs for 46 temporary and permanent public artworks within one mile from 5 different rest stops (Uptown: 51st St. & Park Ave.; Midtown: 25th St. & Park Ave.; Astor Pl.: Astor Pl. & Lafayette St.; SoHo: Spring St. & Lafayette St.; and Foley Sq.: Duane St. & Centre St.), on the route from Central Park to Brooklyn Bridge; distance drawn from GPS coordinates between each artwork and lighting posts at each of five rest stops of Summer Streets, NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program.
The public is invited to view the map online at www.artwithinonemile.com
Art within One Mile: The Route from Central Park to Brooklyn Bridge is a site-specific project that invites the public to embark on guided journeys to discover the city’s existing public artworks. The project questions how a journey within a specific geographic sphere can be a work of art in and of itself. The 46 public art pieces in this project include temporary and permanent sculptures, as well as public art events coinsiding with the duration of the installation in August, 2013. As an instruction piece, the project uses the unit of a “one mile radius” to locate public art work within a given area. Each grouping of public art work is then indicated in signage on street lighting posts at five different rest stops on the route from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge. The project uses the numerical system to calculate the precise direction and distance drawn from GPS coordinates between the original artwork and the signage. In its entirely, the project is made up of a total of 80 signs representing 46 individual art pieces, delineating each segment of the journey with groups of signage along the way.
The audience participates in this project by experiencing their own journey traveling to each art piece. Whether the audience views the original works or their representational counterparts, this project calls attention to the very specific, transformative space between object and audience. Art within One Mile: The Route from Central Park to Brooklyn Bridge invites the public to interpret original public artwork by making their own physical journey through the city, collecting new experiences, memories, and interpretations along the way.