LITE-GATE




Client: Tom Healy and Fred Hochberg (Commission)
Project Type: Art Installation
Completed: 2001
Location: NYC

An illumination and surveillance device marks the narrow corridor connecting two previously separate apartments. It recreates the experience of passing through a metal-detector, and acts as a luminous buffer between the outside world and the privacy of a home. Four clear resin panels are stacked and attached to the corridor’s walls, two on either side. The panels are cast using a plastic shipping pallet as the mold. Six neon tubes and one surveillance camera are embedded in the cast of each panel. They illuminate and survey the passage of people through the corridor as they enter the apartment. Images from the camera are displayed on four fl at-screen monitors affixed to the living room wall. The body passing through the corridor is broken up and recomposed in four views: lower left, upper left, lower right, upper right.