When we go to museums we find it hard not to touch the textured paintings and the smooth sculptures. So when an interactive art opportunity shows up in our 'hood we can't pass it up. Starting tomorrow a system of crowd control barriers becomes a geometric maze in the Lower East Side. Viewers are invited to reconfigure the maze by interchanging the retractable belts as they please.

Elaine Gan is the visual artist behind Crowd Control, she specializes in creating installations and interventions that "examine contemporary identity as a charged and ambiguous site of power." These projects often prompt new scenarios for interaction. More details about the installation below...


Thursday 9/22 thru Saturday 9/24, 12 noon to 6 pm @ Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Chrystie & East Houston Street. Free