When we think of New York City, we often think of the various ways how to get in and out of the city. Whether that means public transportation for some and enjoying our trains or driving for others and crossing our magnificent bridges and tunnels. Any way in or out of Manhattan is certainly an experience. How about if you could have the tunnel experience without ever leaving the island? And what if we told you that you didn’t need a car? Sounds like something you’re ready to pass through. Yes, us too!
The Garment District Alliance has unveiled Passage, an interactive art installation comprised of 20 circles of light that form a pedestrian tunnel on Broadway. As visitors walk through the exhibition, each circle emits light and sounds, creating a transformative, playful experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Located on Broadway in the Garment District between 39th and 40th Streets, Passage is free and will be available to the public through February 13th.
Passage was created by Serge Maheu, with fabrication and assembly by Félix Ménard. It was first presented at the Montréal en Lumière in 2017 in Montréal, Canada, and was created for Illuminart, a circuit that fused art, lighting, and technology.
This is an experience that we have never experienced in New York City and it’s something we can all relate to given our familiarity with tunnels living here.
“Passage is truly a fantastic exhibition that has transformed the pedestrian experience on Broadway with its bright, colorful presence,” Barbara A. Blair, president of the Garment District Alliance said. “As we kick off the new year, we encourage New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy this outdoor immersive installation as part of their visit to the Garment District.”
The exhibit checks all the boxes and by the way, it wont cost you a thing!
For more information, visit garmentdistrict.nyc