Iceberg ~ A Titanic Exhibit Arrives in the Garment District



On the heals of the colorful installation, Candy Nation by Laurence Jenkell, the Garment District Alliance kicks-off the 2019 New Year with the installation, Iceberg.

Iceberg is an immersive interactive installation that follows the life cycle of an iceberg. The metal arches emit sound and light, varying with the presence and behaviour of people, thanks to motion sensors concealed inside the structure.

This is the second year that the Garment District Alliance has partnered with Creos, who we feel gives us the best preview of what to expect ~ “The gentle rumbling of a doomed glacier. Metal arches form irregular tunnel for visitors to explore. While walking through Iceberg, visitors set off an enveloping symphony of light and sound that varies with the pace of their transit. Trickling water indicates that the human presence is transforming Arctic nature into a fragile landscape. A thought-provoking but playful piece about climate change.”

“Unique soundscapes accompany the iceberg’s slow progress to temperate waters. Sampled in the far north, the natural sounds triggered by human activity under the arche grow richer and more harmonious as visitors progress through the work. As the iceberg gets nearer to inhabited shores, music emerges. Human activity transforms the piece’s original form until a climax is reached. Warmed by human presence, Iceberg grows reddish and we hear it collapse on itself.”

The Garment District Alliance presents the Titanic Exhibit, Iceberg, which will be unveiled on January 7, 2019 and continue on view to February 24, 2019.  The installation is by ATOMIC3 and Appareil Architecture in collaboration with Jean-Sébastien Côté and Philippe Jean. We’re taking a guess that it can be found on Broadway near 37th Street.

Candy Nation is now on view at the World Trade Center Campus, Observatory West Plaza, until the end of February 2019.