Qualia Garden is part of the artist’s Qualia Series. In Qualia – Garden, dozens of white strings frame the garden’s stone path, creating a sense of tension and suspension. Audience members are invited to walk through the pathway, gaining an enhanced sense of the garden, its architecture, and the living organisms growing in it.
Qualia Series alters pre-existing spaces, structures or objects, primarily using dozens of white masonry strings to reveal the observer, the observed and the process of observation. This practice invites the viewer to reconsider their seemingly ordinary surroundings and listen to a realm of perception that is unquantifiable, internal, and subjective.
Other pieces in the Qualia Series [Link to Qualia Series Tag]
IMAGE CREDIT: Photo Documentation: Shige Moriya
Qualia – Garden development was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Qualia – Garden is commissioned by the New York Restoration Project and presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
2014, United States, New York, Gil Hodges Community Garden