Castle for Mike

Brooklyn Heights Promenade New York 1997

When night falls, the contours of a medieval castle become visible on the New York City skyline, seen from the promenade in Brooklyn Heights. This form comes into being by specifically turning on certain lights in twenty-three Manhattan skyscrapers. The watchtowers, turrets and battlements that are mirrored in the waters of the East River create a dream-like image that is as majestic as it is ephemeral.

Dim. 90 x 130 cm
C-print, 10 copies

Credits

Commissioner: Bert van der Lingen, Nederlandse ambassadeur in Litouwen, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, Den Haag
Production: Yens & Yens en CM3 custom-made
Construction: Bussel Engineering
Photography: Andries de Marez Oyens

Reviews

Een kasteel in New York
Marina de Vries / Het Parool / 1997

Giny Vos
Bianca Stigter / NRC Handelsblad / 1997

Middeleeuws luchtkasteel boven New York
Erwin Wijman / De Volkskrant / 1996