Beam Me Up, Marco
by Kyle Chayka, Hyperalergic.com
Some Sci-Fi inspired art by Marco Brambilla
The second floor of the Room Mate Grace Hotel last Wednesday night was humid. A crush of guests lined up around the hotel’s small pool and perched on bleachers staring down on it, hypnotized not just by the summer atmosphere but by the surface of the water. The pool didn’t look so much like a pool as a floating vat of primordial mist. Dancing on the upper layer of mist, circles of light bubbled up like so many blown smoke rings. The surreal vision was an artwork, called “Materialization/De-Materialization,” installed by Marco Brambilla for After Hours, a monthly series of events hosted by the Clocktower Gallery & ARTonAIR.org and Times Square Arts of which Hyperallergic is the exclusive media sponsor.
(photo by Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts, courtesy Marco Brambilla studio)