Brookfield Celebrates Pride
9 AM – 8 PM
In celebration of New York City’s Pride Week, Brookfield Place announces its interactive visual activation entitled the “LOVE WINS” Letter Project. The installation will consist of the words “LOVE WINS” crafted into large acrylic 3D block letters that will be on display for Brookfield Place visitors atop the grand staircase in the iconic Winter Garden.
Brookfield has partnered with tenants including American Express, BNY Mellon, City National, OppenheimerFunds, RBC, and Time Inc. to bring the display to life. The installation will be revealed on June 18, 2016 and will continue to spread the love in the Winter Garden until June 27, 2016.
The community is invited to fill the installment with colorful love letters in order to ultimately create a vibrant display that will honor the LGBTQ community. Ambassadors from the organizations will be on site throughout the duration of the installation, in order to further educate visitors and create added awareness for The Ali Forney Center and The Hetrick-Martin Institute, two organizations that support LGBTQ youth.
The participating organizations will further commemorate Pride Week by hosting a happy hour fundraiser to raise contributions and awareness. Guests will have an opportunity to participate in a silent auction with special items and experiences donated by various Brookfield Place luxury retailers. A portion of the happy hour proceeds will also be contributed to the charities by Le District.
Benefiting EqualityFlorida's PULSE Fund in memory of Orlando.
Brookfield is proud to share Pride Week’s mission to inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate a diverse community.
12 AM – 12 AM
Air Pressure is a kinetic sculptural installation created by the Toronto-based artist collective Studio F Minus. Consisting of over 175 animated fabric forms in the shape of birds, the artists have redesigned the installation for the unique public spaces of Brookfield Place. In order to create the naturalistic effect of flying, the wings of each bird move independently in a flapping motion, responding to internal air pressure fluctuations, inflating and deflating by electronic timers switching fans on and off inside each bird.
Studio F Minus creates large-scale artworks based on materials that are ephemeral and elemental, ubiquitous yet uncommon as sculpting materials. Air Pressure is a prime example of that material-based practice, taking air as its medium and as inspiration. This installation investigates the material on numerous levels—it gives form to air, suspends that form in air, and also uses that material as a force to animate the sculpture. The artwork makes viewers aware of not just the form of the sculptures, but the negative space around them—the invisible matter everywhere.
LOUIS XIII L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI
12 AM – 12 AM
Bespoke Masterpiece on Display 6/1/2016 – 6/27/ 2016
As one of the world’s most storied Grande Champagne Cognacs, LOUIS XIII has embarked on the monumental journey of L'ODYSSÉE D'UN ROI with traveling companions HERMÈS, SAINT-LOUIS, and PUIFORCAT. Each house has contributed its own centuries-old savoir-faire to the creation of a series of three one-of-a-kind masterpieces. The three objets d’art will be auctioned by Sotheby’s with proceeds benefitting The Film Foundation. The Americas masterpiece will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in New York on September 10th, noon.
For more information visit www.LOUISXIIIOdyssee.com
12 PM – 8 PM
A waiver must be signed to enter The Swings area. We encourage everyone to click HERE and sign the waiver in advance to make the line process quicker. This installation is first come, first served on-site, even if the waiver is signed in advance. The line might close at 7pm or at a time we can reasonable accommodate everyone in line.
Swing and experience collective music-making in this interactive art installation! The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation is a giant, collective musical instrument that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds. Each swing represents one of four instruments—piano, harp, guitar, vibraphone—and triggers sound when participants swing back and forth. As certain melodies emerge through cooperation between players, The Swings fosters a sense of community and ownership of public space.
Created by Daily tous les jours, a Montreal-based design studio with a focus on participation and collective experience, the original 21 Swings new media art installation has attracted millions to the Quartier des spectacles area in Montreal, where each swing is swung an average of 8,500 times daily. A proven track record for encouraging collaborations and sparking conversation between strangers, The Swings bring vibrancy to an empty space by encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to gather and experiment.
The Swings was made possible with generous support from the Counseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ).
- Anyone who enters The Swings area must sign a waiver or have a parent/guardian sign for them.
- A parent/guardian must sign a waiver for anyone under 18 years of age.
- Children under 36” tall must swing on a parent/guardian’s lap. They cannot be on a swing by themselves or left unattended.
· No Standing
· No Jumping
· Hold on Tight
· Not Too High
· Take Turns
· Parental Supervision Mandatory
THE SWINGS is a new media art installation, not a playground.
Weather: The Swings will close due to weather conditions such as rain and wind. Any delays or closures will be noted on this listing.
Peak Times: During peak times, participants will be limited to 5 minute turns inside The Swings area.
About Daily tous les jours
Daily tous les jours is an interaction design studio with a focus on participation in public spaces. Their projects re-enchant everyday life and stimulate playful encounters, conversations, and ultimately, ignite in people a sense of what is possible. They craft interactive pieces that connect people to their surroundings, and to each other, using the means of our times.
The studio’s work has won numerous international recognitions including Best in Show at the 2013 Interaction Design Awards and the Grand Prize at the 2014 UNESCO Shenzhen Design Awards. It has been featured in publications such as Frame Magazine, Fast Company, International New Landscape Hong Kong, Scalpel, blogs such as Design Boom, Dezeen, PSFK, This Is Colossal, and Oprah’s OWN channel. For more information on Daily tous les jours, please visit dailytouslesjours.com.