Astronomy by Day (and Other Oxymorons)
1000 Fourth Avenue
Libraries for All Bond 1% for Art
Gary Hill's artwork is a two-channel video installation projected on the 40-foot by 40-foot east wall of the atrium between levels six through nine. The installation consists of a series of computer-generated wire-frame illustrations of 3-D objects viewed from a continuous forward tracking shot that moves almost imperceptibly in space. Thousands of objects--encyclopedic in nature--form a vast landscape through which the viewer drifts.
Hill hopes to evoke through the artwork a sense of going around the world passing through things--a kind of memory of the object-world in which coming, going, future and past are mobius (mathematical property of being non-orientable) and present.