Heidi Neilson’s Moon Arrow glides around a wheel pointing to the direction of the moon, whether invisible in the sky or on the other side of the globe. The piece marks time through the movements of the moon, but also re-orients us to our position in the vastness of the galaxy, as small blips on an enormous orb spinning through space. Installed along the East River with a view of Manhattan, viewers can see the arrow sync and diverge with the tides and flow of city activity. A time lapse of the project is available on the website moonarrow.net

Neilson spoke about their work for our Exhibition Audio Guide. Listen by clicking below or by calling 646-217-4440 ext. 7#


Artwork images by Scott Lynch.