An Urban Respite
Call it what you want: an urban legend, gateway to paradise, getaway from digital realm of caucus confusion.
Welcome to Drone’s Beach, a multi-sensory experiential/recreational space in a busy urban setting of Long Island City, New York where spare time, comes a rarity. The revolutionary and rebellious idea, by Brillhart Architecture an entry to the MoMA PS1 YAP is a getaway from the commonalities in life, juxtaposing the narrative of escapism and contemporary of public space.
Sharing the pre-existing space with an experimental music series “Warm Up”, the “water womb”, a flowing canvas of exquisite photographs by Richard Misrach stretched into the dynamic realm, clubbed with the mix of aural experimentation by Sissel Tolaas and the illusion of pink sand created by the laid out stained gravel, gives away every user, a unique experience to contemplate about the beach side paradise.
The residents of “The nest infested palm trees” – the drones, capture the very essence of this social space and post it over the social media, real time.
This explores the space from never reached vantage points and adds a completely different dimension to the perception.
By: Achyuthan Ramaswamy