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UROS | tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE | New York City

Before and After

Concept Renderings

UROS 2012
Documentation Video

Light Sculpture
tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE
New York, NY

Media: LEDs, diffusion material, vinyl, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware

Dimensions: 15 ft x 9 ft x 26 in

Uros is part of a series of light sculptures by Grimanesa Amorós. The sculpture is Amorós' interpretation of the floating Uros Islands in Puno, Peru.

For Issey Miyake's Tribeca headquarters store, Amorós has multiplied and arranged these units into structures that are monumental in scale yet weightless in appearance. Illuminated by technologically ingenuous LED custom lighting sequence, the installation's color schemes and intensities continuously transform: at times the work seems buoyant and ethereal, while at other times it appears as solid mass.

tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE is the site for the Miyake US headquarters and flagship store carrying all Issey Miyake collections and featuring a titanium "intervention" or sculpture by Frank Gehry.

ARTIST STATEMENT

During the 2011 holiday season, as part of its 10-year anniversary celebrations, tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE presented "Uros" - a lighting sculpture installation by Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós. The project was part of a series of works encapsulating the natural elegance of sea foam and totora reeds used for building the floating Uros Islands in Lake Titicaca in Puno, Peru. The artist designed a special sequence of lights within the sculpture to extended its presence in the boutique interior without additional physical materials. tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE held a special press launch event for the artist and the project in December, 2011.