1000 Fourth Avenue
Libraries for All Bond 1% for Art
Three video sculptures comprise Tony Ourlser's artwork, which occupies space within the walls of the escalator run between levels three and five. Revealed through a puncture in the sheetrock, three oval white forms amid the wiring, studs and pipes act as 3-D screens for a projected tableaux of faces and features.
The installation is a contemplation on the transmission of information. The artwork is designed to reflect the tradition of the public library and its expanding role as the transmitter of myriad information forms: spoken, printed, recorded, and digital.