Socrates Sculpture Park partnered with a local public high school, NYC’s Academy for Careers in Television & Film (ACTvF), to document the park’s 2014 Exhibition Program through a student-created film series. An ACTvF class began filming in the park for our May 2014 opening, and will be with us through our fall season to capture both the production and presentation of our exhibitions.
Here is a short film about Scarecrow – a site-specific installation by artist Žilvinas Kempinas. It is the largest installation in Socrates’ 28-year history. Minimal and magical, the sculpture is a 250-foot-long, thirteen-foot-high kinetic pathway composed of 200 stainless steel, mirrored poles connecting energetic slopes of silver Mylar ribbon overhead. With two simple elements – poles and tape – Scarecrow activates the invisible forces of nature.