9. Air Pressure Unveiled at Brookfield Place
A close-up of the 175 animated fabric birds throughout the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
Brookfield Place is flying high with the new installation Air Pressure, by Toronto-based Studio F Minus. This week, 175 animated fabric birds descended on the Winter Garden with the concept of air as a medium. Suspended from the ceiling, each bird “gives forms to air, suspends that form in air, and also uses that material as a force to animate the sculpture.” The creators, Brad Hindson and Mitchel Chan, were at the exhibit to greet Untapped Cities. They explained how they created the effect of flying by using electronic timers that switch fans on and off inside each bird, allowing the wings of each to move independently in a flapping motion and responding to internal air pressure fluctuations. Air Pressure will be on view at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, through September 12, 2016.
While you’re at Brookfield Place, be sure to take a ride on The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation, outside on the plaza through July 7.