Prismatic Park features three large sculptures of painted wood and prismatic glass by Josiah McElheny on view from June 13 through October 8 at Madison Square Park. These minimal, almost architectural forms are intended to create new performance spaces within the park, each functioning as an open stage-like platform for a different medium curated by a nonprofit organization. Along with Danspace Project and Poets House, Blank Forms has been invited to commission ambitious new work that summons the potential for imagination, creativity, and performance inspired by the spontaneous audiences and chance encounters that only a public place can offer. Inhabiting a curvilinear, translucent blue sound wall for six week-long residencies that may include rehearsals and workshops in addition to performances will be Lea Bertucci, Ánde Somby, Joe McPhee & Graham Lambkin, Shelley Hirsch, Matana Roberts, and Limpe Fuchs.
The Goethe-Institut has partnered with Blank Forms to bring German sound artist Limpe Fuchs to Prismatic Park.