New York City is all decked out for the holidays, and Moët & Chandon is adding onto the spirit of the season with a new public sculpture at Lincoln Center.
“Your Voices,” an illuminated revolving public sculpture by contemporary British artist Es Devlin, is a celebration of cultural connection in the most linguistically diverse place on the planet–NYC. It’s meant to bring people together in celebration of connection and diversity.
Installed on Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza, the sculpture is formed from 700 glowing cords–each one representing the 700 languages currently spoken in NYC. As the sculpture spins, it acts as a sort of lens for the viewer. The viewer’s perspective is changed as the sculpture turns, demonstrating how our perspectives are shaped by various things.
A soundscape composed by the contemporary composers, Polyphonia, also accompanies the sculpture. The phrase “Only connect, and live in fragments no longer” from EM Forster’s 1910 novel Howards End is translated into multiple languages.
On select nights throughout December, there will also be free public performances by multilingual singing groups from within the sculpture. Curated by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, choirs include the Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir, Ukrainian Village Voices, Our Chorus NYC, and more.
Performances will take place at 6p.m. on the following dates:
- Tuesday, December 6
- Friday, December 9
- Saturday, December 10
- Sunday, December 11
- Friday, December 16
- Saturday, December 17
- Sunday, December 18
You can view the full performance calendar on their website here.
The sculpture will be on view to the general public from Tuesday, December 6 through Sunday, December 18.