Hindsight is Always 20/20


President Obama got re-elected last night! Speaking of presidency, there was this art installation in Brooklyn Bridge park since the Arts Festival (and now, they are all gone after the hurricane) entitled Hindsight is always 20/20: Data from the American Presidency Project.


Hindsight is Always 20/20 examines the history of the presidential State of the Union address through the metaphor of vision. Drawn from the annual addresses given by Presidents to Congress, ‘Hindsight’ consists of a single Snellen-style eye chart for each president who performed this Constitutional act. Instead of the typical eye-chart characters, the piece highlights words from their State of the Union speeches presenting the sixty-six most frequently used words from each presidential administration, starting with the most often used word on the top line. All words are unique to each chart. The result is an engaging snapshot of each presidency at the time period in which they served.




I saw many people stopping and looking at this installation. I hope it didn’t get damaged too much from the Sandy… You can see the whole thing here. (Keep clicking to see each one)

Found Art: Fish Heads


Found these fish heads installation on the lawn on Washington Street and Prospect Street — I think these were for the DUMBO Arts Festival, but hey, it’s still there! Very eye catching as you can see :)



DUMBO Arts Festival 2012 Part 2

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Continue posting about DUMBO Arts Festival 2012… These gold art installation was actually on the water, it looked so cool:

Moss animals!

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Above the Powerhouse Arena…

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and these pieces (there were three) were my favorite — A live performance on top of the sculpture. She was moving slowly and smoothly, it was so beautiful.

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And cool lighting by the Manhattan Bridge archway. I couldn’t see the show, but just looking at this made me happy :)

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Looking forward to next year!

DUMBO Arts Festival 2012 Part 1



Last weekend was the Dumbo Arts Festival and even though I only had a little bit of time on Friday evening and Saturday during the day, I saw lots of great arts again this year. (Search for posts from 2010 and 2011 if you are interested seeing the previous years posts) I am posting some photos today and tomorrow, enjoy!

The first two — Saw these big sculpture guys on top of a truck…

Below: Some crazy lighting…


This was really cool — a big quilt-like scarf hanged by the water and it was making different shapes and patterns as the wind blows… Mili loved looking at it, too!



Saw / found lots of art installations in the park…







To be continued…