DINNER FOR YOUNG ARTISTIC TALENT | THE LVMH TOWER, NYC
SERVICES: ART INSTALLATION, DESIGN + BUILD
One wintery evening, twenty five floors above Madison Avenue, a gathering of arts patrons dined together and celebrated the talent of young Swedish choreographer/film director Pontus Lindberg and concert pianist Ryan Anthony Francis. An installation of over 1,000 feet of white seamless paper filled the space with dynamic lines and curves, complimenting each performers work. The idea of a ‘blank canvas’ as the beginning of the creative process inspired these paper sculptures, which soared over 20 feet above the space. Voluminous sheets rolled out gracefully to form a dance floor and projection surface for the ballet performance and film screening. The two sculptures flanking the stage were suspended in motion, shooting upward from the floor with the ease and grace of a dancer. The piano performance was accompanied by a more musical sculpture which cascaded to the floor and curled back upon itself, nestling into the space beneath the gleaming black Steinway. The environment married beautifully with the performances as one harmonious story and transformed an austere glass cube into a stunning backdrop for creative expression.