For those who remain: OPEN
“OPEN” is a series of temporary light art installations occupying a selection of storefronts in the East Village. Visitors are invited to discover the neighborhood anew via a mapped out nightwalk.
The walk links both empty and occupied storefronts transformed through a mix of light projections and radiant effusions of color. Sponsored by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), the Flint Collective NYC partnered with lighting manufacturers and local business owners to respond to a city transformed by the global pandemic. In the rhythm of closed storefronts OPEN offers an optimistic pause of light and color.
“People may be cynical in thinking of these storefronts as failed capitalism, but each one has a history and plays a vital role in creating and sustaining vibrant communities.” said Yasmina Palumbo of neighboring business MUD NYC and site partner for OPEN.
The installation is spread out across 8 sites in the East Village and is active from Saturday September 12 – Sunday September 20, 7.30pm – 11pm.
1. 155 Avenue B
2. 111 East 7th Street
3. 336 East 11th Street
4. 307 East 9th Street
5. 436 East 9th Street
6. 337 East 9th Street
7. 107 Ave B
8. Secret Site
OPEN is made possible by the generous support of: The Designers Lighting Forum of New York ( DLFNY ) , Loose Parts , Stan Deustche Associates ( SDA ), East Village Community Coalition and Laura Sewell, Jessica Kaufmann at Corcoran, LS Group Ltd, Sasha Baumrind of Baumrind Management, Ravi DeRossi and Drew Brady at DeRossi Asia LLC, Yasmina Palumbo and James Armata at Mud NYC, Larae Kangas at Duo , Harvey Epstein, Rebecca at Assembly Member Harvey Epstein ‘s Office.