Field-Objects — Brooklyn, New York

Date: 2011
Status: Complete
Category: Cultural
Size: 11,000 s.f.
Team: Chris Leong, Dominic Leong, Tracey Coffin, Nicolas Gomez, Kenneth Young, Cody Zalk
Collaborators: Jiminie Ha

An installation commissioned by the Architectural League of New York for their annual Beaux Arts Ball includes a field of mutant objects for sitting and gathering. The existing Brooklyn Army Terminal, designed by architect Cas Gilbert in 1918, was transformed from a monumental industrial space into a series of atmospheric enclaves. Three separate environments created an episodic experience around eating, drinking, and dancing. Milk crates shrink-wrapped into ambiguous shapes are clustered to form areas for gathering and socializing, while a cloud of 400 UV lights illuminated the dance floor.