'Hide & Seek' Coming to MoMA PS1
6. March 2018
Mirrors are a common element in the work of Newsom and Carruthers, such as Longing, Clearing, and To a Constellation.
Inspired by the crowd, the street, and the jostle of relationships found in the contemporary city, Hide & Seek enables surprising connections throughout the adjoining courtyards of MoMA PS1 and the surrounding streets. Each of the horizontal structures contains two inward-facing, gimbaled mirrors suspended from a frame. The mirrors move in the wind or with human touch, permitting dislocating views and unique spatial relationships across the space that foster unexpected interactions. As the vanishing points disappear into the depths of the mirrors, the illusion of space expands beyond the physical boundaries of the Museum and bends into new forms, creating visual connections within the courtyard and onto the streets outside.
Hide & Seek will be on display from June to September in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens.