Contours of the Wind

Contours of the Wind

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

· Pershing Hall, Governors Island

FIGMENT NYC June 7th - 8th 2014 10am - 5pm @Governors Island, Pershing Hall In Figment NYC, Yasue Maetake is exhibiting a video and mixed-media installation Contours of the Wind. The handmade papers produced during her travel in West-Africa-Ghana, will be used as the screen for a video projection showing how these papers were used as kinetic sculpture, continuously fluttering in the wind and changing shapes with the echo of the local gospel music and natural sound. The viewers will experience the timeless interchange between the natural world around us and the technologies we have built. Yasue Maetake works in a variety of media including sculpture and video. For more information, please visit www.yasuemaetake.com.

You can locate Contours of the Wind at FIGMENT NYC in Pershing Hall, one of the historic building, #021 map code or use the official FIGMENT iPhone or Android app to find a spot when you arrive. The FIGMENT phone app and website will have details on project locations and schedules. You should download the app before you leave for Governor's Island as cell phone coverage can be spotty on the island.

FIGMENT NYC is a free participatory arts and creative culture event in on NYC’s Governors Island June 7-8 with part of season-long exhibitions on NYC’s Governors Island May through September. FIGMENT provides an open forum for every type of artist, helps build a creative community, and fosters participatory and public art and creative culture of every sort. FIGMENT demonstrates what the arts can be: participatory, bursting with creativity and completely free, born from the desire to share imagination and invention between artists and the public. Check out this video of the event: