Opto V

Opto V, part of FIGMENT’s sculpture park, is an interactive optical environment on Governors Island.

The installation will be accessible from early June through October 2010, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The installation is made of vinyl and mesh material, mounted on a frame that creates optical interference from the sun. Numerous optical building blocks encourage participants to play with light frefraction and reflection within the space, using the medium of sunlight.

The aluminum rooftop is punctured by a grid of holes. These holes transmit dots of light on the ground. As the earth turns, these dots will move; passing over the light objects, causing a constant play of light.

NYTimes, August 13, 2010 – A Playground for the Arts with Island Breezes

Letter to the NYTimes from FIGMENT’s executive producer