Marking the revitalization of Madison Square Park, Target Art in the Park--a three-year series of contemporary art exhibitions--kicked off its second summer season in New York with major installations by international artists Teresita Fernández, Navin Rawanchaikul, and Tobias Rehberger.
Teresita Fernández's installation Bamboo Cinema created new views of Madison Square Park by luring visitors into an eight-foot tall plexi-glass "bamboo" labyrinth that perforated the surroundings much like a slow-moving film strip. The vertical walls of the labyrinth were constructed of staggered, transparent plastic poles of differing diameters and heights that were silk-screened with a vertical, striped pattern of intense green and yellow hues. These bamboo-like stalks were embedded in the ground in concentric circles creating a translucent circular maze. The transparent poles allowed different degrees of visibility from every angle. As in the earliest examples of cinematic devices, the vertical lines acted as a continuous shutter, constantly interrupting any movement so that it appeared to flicker.