New York State of Mind14th Dec 2014
Lumen's New York show was a real highlight of this year's global tour. We had the run of the Auditorium on Broadway, a space which included it's own escalator as well as a full-size cinema, green room and glass-fronted windows on Broadway! The show was put on in partnership with New York Institute of Technology's Fine Art Department, led by the energetic Ann Aptaker, adjuct NYIT professor and NY-based curator, whose new MA course in Exhibition and Design included the Lumen show in the term's course work. The students - no surprise - were brilliant at coming up with ideas on how to stage, set-up and mange the show, given all the various requirements of interactive, still and time-based work. It was great to work with them - with special thanks to Amanda Rodriquez, Hingchen Fan, Jie Han, Yu-Ta Shih, Nikita Tejwani and Angel Chan. And of course, a huge thank you to Lumen's champion at NYIT, the chair of Fine Arts, Terry Neuheim Goodman. Already looking forward to next year!