Air, touted as “a world-bending, multi-sensory art experience” opened at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in New York York on Oct 21. The immersive art installation offers visitors a multi-floor, multi-space immersion that challenges their notions of physical reality, the city that surrounds them, and their sense of self.
“With Air, I want to create a space that shares the intoxicating sense of aspiration and inspiration that New York gives me with everyone who visits it – a beacon of possibility that pays tribute to all that New York is, can be, will be,” says artist Kenzo Digital, who designed the installation.
The view from SUMMIT One Vanderbilt spans from Coney Island to the Bronx Zoo. Mounted on this thousand-foot-high venue, Air’s unique illusions are visible from the street all around the city.
With glass mirrors on every structural surface, the installation appears boundless. Using sound, lighting, production design and game engine, Air evolves with each successive space, bringing visitors deeper and deeper into the walkthrough experience until they become part of it.
“Air is another dimension, where you discover that time rearranges itself as fluidly as the view,” Kenzo Digital adds. “Through its boundless juxtapositions of form, it compels you to live in the present moment: calm, aware, free.”
This article first appeared on Oct 25, 2021 in The Edge Malaysia.