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A “swirling spectacle” of sculptures will be installed at the top of the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place starting Mar. 26.
“Soft Spin,” an installation of six massive fabric forms by Canadian artist Heather Nicol, will be on view until April 24 and open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily at the atrium near the West Side Highway just south of Vesey St.
The sculptures — in bright colors such as turquoise, pink and green — are reminiscent of skirts and quite large, ranging in height from 22 to 28 feet high with hemlines of up to 94 feet in length. More than 750 yards of textiles were used for the installation, according to Brookfield.
The installation will appeal not only to the eyes but also to the ears. Singing voices will at times emanate from the forms. Nicol, an artist based in Toronto, said in a press release that the audio is inspired by “the secret bravado of singing show tunes in the shower.”
One of the sculptures will be suspended over the Winter Garden’s marble staircase while the five others will hang near the atrium wall’s overlooking the Hudson River.