Current light sculpture on the Hudson responds to movements of passersby  - architecture and design

Current light sculpture on the Hudson responds to movements of passersby 



Artist Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong has designed an interactive installation on the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York state with LED animations that respond to people passing by.
Called Current, the permanent sculpture is located on the Westchester County side of Tappan Zee Bridge spanning the Hudson River between Tarrytown and Nyack.
Current is located on a bridge in New York state
Current is composed of 12 triangular steel arches positioned on a poured concrete foundation. The arches are lined up alongside each other and gradually decrease in height.
Each arch is fitted with an iridescent glass fin on its apex that refracts sunlight and creates shadows during the day, while integrated LED lights produce a white glow after dark.
The installation emits sensor-based white light at night "The name was chosen in reference to the ebb and flow of river currents on the Hudson River, as well as currents of light and currents of time," artist Wing-Zi Wong told Dezeen.
The installation features motion sensors that detect movement from passersby, which triggers LED light animations that respond to pedestrians, drivers and cyclists.

"In the evening, Current creates a shared spatial experience through the light animations that respond to movements of passersby," explained Wing-Zi Wong.
Similar to a clock's chime, the sculpture also plays a different light animation at the start of each hour of the day.
"The work is a dynamic and interactive sculpture that celebrates transf...
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