Friday, April 23, 2010

Big Bambú at the Met


A new installation by Doug and Mike Starn is being installed on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Museum officials estimate that some 400,000 people (depending on weather) will see “Big Bambú” before it is dismantled at the end of October.
ON a recent summerlike morning, men in T-shirts and women in bikini tops were busily working to the loud strains of Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. Some looked like tightrope walkers, delicately balancing on horizontal poles in bare feet; others could be seen shinnying up vertical poles like monkeys, securing intersections with colored nylon ropes; and still others were building teepeelike configurations on the ground. see article