Borealis takes the Expressway’s ever-present traffic noise and makes it visible, illuminating the gloomy, clamorous underpass with a pathway of peaceful lighted gates.
The lights respond to the sounds above them, lighting up sequentially as vehicles pass overhead. The hum of the traffic thus becomes a tangible, reactive presence rather than a hidden aggravation, and passersby can walk beneath the multicolored gates to experience a moment of respite from the constant noise.
The installation also acts as a way-finding element, making the inconspicuous pedestrian pathway more visible and engaging.
Availability: 3 months in advance
Installation Time: 1 week
Measurement: 36' x 10' Area
Requirements: The gates don't stand on their own, they need to be bolted to the base/floor/ground surface using metal fasteners so the piece is better outdoors versus indoors.
Sale Price: $153,000