Though Groundhog Day is finally tomorrow (and forecasters predict Punxsutawney Phil will not see his shadow, meaning spring is near) we’re still in the thick of winter–and the last nearly two-weeks-worth of overcast skies is proving that.
But thankfully lower Manhattan is getting some much-needed color.
A new interactive public art installation has been unveiled in the Financial District, and it’s diffusing the monotonous grayness and dreariness of winter with vibrant color and sound.
Created by Montreal-based design studio Ingrid Ingrid, the interactive installation, dubbed Domino Effect, features 120 life-size dominos scattered across twelve tables in Fosun Plaza.
The installation allows passersby to create an orchestra of sound and light through interplay, with each set of dominos featuring a different instrument profile, including vocals, percussion, marimba, balafon, and the flute. Beyond that, each domino produces its own unique sound and color.
And, just like what we all expect dominos, the installation allows for the dominos to actually topple down on one another, adding an extra element of visitor interaction.
“Domino Effect will be a bright and playful addition to the neighborhood and will provide some inspiration to spend a little more time outdoors during the long winter season,” said Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin.
Domino Effect is on view at Fosun Plaza (in front of 28 Liberty Street) now through March 6th, 2024.
“We’re thrilled to present the dazzling installation Domino Effect by Ingrid Ingrid in downtown New York. Until early March, enjoy toppling dominoes in cascades of light and sound with friends and family. We hope this experience will bring joy and beautiful moments of collaboration to everyone visiting Lower Manhattan in the coming weeks,” said QDSi Executive Director Guillaume Aniorté.