Wow! Rainbow Laser Beams Shoot Over Manhattan Skyline
November 29, 2012
Photos © James Ewing
No, Pink Floyd has not landed in New York City. This spectacular laser light installation, dubbed “Global Rainbow,” was conceived by artist Yvette Mattern and has a very serious purpose: to call attention to the suffering caused by Hurricane Sandy. Seven beams project from The Standard hotel in Chelsea and shoot out toward the areas hardest hit by the storm. Mattern wants the rainbow to serve as a reminder that “we are all in this together, regardless of divisions of class, race, religion, and culture.”
The Berlin-based artist has created similar installations in Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the UK. Her first “virtual rainbow” debuted in 2009 in NYC for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The nonprofit Art Production Fund teamed up with The Standard to present the current project. The lights go out tonight at 2 a.m. For more info and photos, head on over to The Huffington Post!