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March 6, 2013

Topsy Turvy Opening Reception (Photos)

Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder in front of Topsy Turvy

Topsy Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation is now open in Madison Square Park. Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder’s New York public art installation will run through April 5th and is open from 10am-5pm.

Just days ago, the Madison Square Park Conservancy celebrated this opening with a reception. The artists were present in addition to members of the community.

Topsy Turvy Opening Reception

Artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder have been collaborating for over a decade. Their work has been primarily performance and installation based, with a common theme of the incorporation of the experimental film tradition. This piece continues that work by taking one of the earliest moving image devices, a camera obscura, and blowing it up to a 10×10 ft structure to create an immersive experience.

New York Public Art

According to Mad Sq Art curator Adam Glick, “Gibson and Recoder’s Topsy-Turvy will bring this centuries-old practice to historic Madison Square Park, inverting the Flatiron Building and offering an unexpected perspective on one of Manhattan’s most beloved public spaces and its surroundings. This exhibition will allow for a unique and individualized experience for each person who comes to Madison Square Park, creating the feeling that life is a film and in real time.”

John Hanhardt