14. Waterfall-NYC at One Times Square
From now until August 21, Samsung Electronics, in partnership with d’strict, will present Waterfall-NYC, a digital ocean screening at One Times Square. Waterfall-NYC will feature recordings of waves and cascading waterfalls to promote digital art to the world community. Using four vertical screens, the recordings will play in 60-second increments every 2-4 minutes.
A similar project that once appeared in New York City was Olafur Eliason’s New York City Waterfalls. Running from June 26, 2008, to October 13, 2008, the installation consisted of four man-made waterfalls placed along the East River. The waterfalls ranged from 90 to 120 feet and were located at the East River Esplanade’s Pier 35 beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO, at Brooklyn Piers, and on Governors Island. In comparison, Waterfall-NYC is three times larger than Eliason’s work.