This first collaboration between photographers Glenn Amico and Peter Emerick and media artist Erik Sanner developed around the concept of "point of view". Each individually portrayed and interpreted the traffic cone in their own way for years before examining and presenting traffic cones together.
The artists wandered the entirety of Governor's Island and captured still and moving images of the many traffic cones they encountered. The traffic cone can be viewed in a number of ways - for example as a warning, as a nuisance, or as a ready-made sculpture. As there is no correct way to view a landscape, so there is no incorrect way to look at, represent or present a traffic cone. However there are invariably different ways to do so, and the artists have endeavored in integrate various methods of traffic cone viewing into their installation.
Video of the Statue of Liberty as shot through a cone used as a framing device, top-down photographs of cones in which they appear as circles framed by rounded squares, and images of cones photographed while lying in the grass looking up at them looming over the camera are just a few of the ways cones are seen in this work. A hologram appears to shift as the viewer's gaze changes position. The viewer is encouraged to consider traffic cones as art, as obstruction, as helpful warning, and as many other ways as there are points of view.
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