This project by LD and Ro Lawrence is going to be happening concurrently with the Festival this weekend — here’s a sneak peek! More information about how to participate in this off-site project is available at www.h-e-r-e.com/gravityace and will also be available during Ro Lawrence’s presentation at the Festival itself — 1:50pm on Saturday October 20th.
LD Lawrence + Ro Lawrence
Gravity Ace On The Move: Sign Transport Report Sequence
On Sunday Oct. 21 beginning at noon in various locations from Whitehall St, along the South Street Viaduct and the East River Bikeway to the South Street Seaport, inviting white shapes appear. Upon closer inspection people discover that they are not painted tags, but rather thin sheets held to the metal surfaces by magnetic attraction. The small QR code on the back of each piece directs to a webpage inviting anyone to move the shapes about, and encouraging people to transport them to a distant magnetic surface and send a geo-tagged photo to the project website. Once every two months for one year the shapes will be renewed at the original installation site. In this way 7 generations of magnetic shapes will be launched into transport at this site during the year. Gravity Ace On The Move is the first collaborative project of sibling team Ld and Ro Lawrence, with a bit of help from NJ Lawrence, their 80-year-old mother, as these three artists find themselves together in their native New York for the first time in 50 years.