Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculpture
Media: 100 signs for NYC public sculpture, distance drawn from GPS coordinates between each sculpture and wooden post at Socrates Sculpture Park.
Post size: 99” x 39” x 39” (each of 6 posts)
Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculpture is a site-specific project at Socrates Sculpture Park that invites the public to embark on guided journeys through New York City to find public sculpture. Phunsombatlert researches all existing public sculpture in New York City and identifies a list of 100 potential pieces that fit his specific concept. He then creates small drawings for each sculpture and develops directional signs and maps that resemble standard national park signage. The artwork consists of signage for 100 public sculptures that contains distances drawn from GPS coordinates between each sculpture and a group of wooden posts at Socrates Sculpture Park. People are also invited to see and download an online map at www.wayfindingNYC.com. The audience participates in this project by experiencing their own journey to each original sculpture. Whether the audience views the original works or their representational counterparts, this project will call attention to the very specific, transformative space between object and audience. The project questions how the audience’s journey from the representation to original within a specific geographic can be a work of art in itself.
Mapping by: Jan Mun
Special Thanks: Janet Zweig, María Elena González, Arianne Gelardin, Rob Herschenfeld, Steve Antonelli, the Brothers Mueller, and Jan Mun