OUT OF SITE, OUT OF MIND
Times Square is engulfed with visuals 24/7, this a visitor's focus is unfocused when trajecting the square. "Out of Site, Out of Mind," the art in Times Square hub for Duffy Square proposes that a visitor to the hub be taken into a different state of mind, if just for a split second. If the hub through Duffy quare, it has the opportunity to taje the visitor into a different state through visualization. To be in the center of Times Square and not see "Times Square" is the goal of the 12 foot high glass curtain wall which will mask the surroundings in the east and west direction and ever so slightly in the north and south, causing the visitor to be estranged and be made to focus on the visuals in the interior of the walls. The hub's brightly colored frosted glass walls are oriented north-south so to absorb information regarding the three artists site installations. The visuals in the interior of the walls are a series of video monitors giving information on the three clusters of artists at any given time. The walls change color in sequence with the video loop describing each artist and their work. Power is provided through voltaic solar panels atop the curtain walls. The hub is made of three components-two outer walls and two inner walls which create the hubs information center. All components are easily dismantled and stored for the next installation.