T. J. Wilcox, still from In the Air, 2013. Six-channel panoramic video installation, black-and-white and color, silent. Collection of the artist; courtesy Metro Pictures. Image courtesy the artist
Artist T.J. Wilcox took a day’s worth of time-lapse Go-Pro panoramic shots from his Union Square apartment roof condensed it into a 30 minute film called In the Air. The installation at the Whitney Museum of Wilcox’s film is so big, it almost takes up the whole second floor. It’s projected onto a circular screen that hangs from the ceiling like a “giant lampshade,” says The New York Times.
According to the official description from the Whitney (hyperlinks added by Untapped):
Wilcox’s work is characterized by a fascination with personal narrative and the ways in which history is always under construction, woven from fact, myth, memory, associations, and the bombardment of information we all receive on a moment-to-moment basis…In the Air tells New York-specific narratives related to the spectacular views seen through the artist’s windows: an architect’s vision of the Empire State Building as the landing site for trans-Atlantic zeppelins; Andy Warhol’s welcoming the pope-mobile with a flurry of silver Mylar balloons; the life in the spotlight of artist, starlet, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt; and the mesmerizing Manhattanhenge, the phenomenon that occurs when the sun sinks slowly at the Western edge of East-West city streets with perfect precision, creating a magical effect within the canyon-like walls of the city’s grid.
The exhibition is up until February 9th, 2014.