February is the month of love and New York is feeling it. An installation named “Heart Squared,” designed by Brooklyn-based firms MODU and Eric Forman Studio, has made its debut on West 47th Street. The giant cubic grid is formed by 125 mirrors that tilt in various directions within a steel frame, resulting in kaleidoscopic and seemingly random images of Times Square. However, when seen at the right angle, the reflections suddenly coalesce into a single coherent image, based on a custom algorithm.
Heart Squared brings people together to discover the heart within — a heart that reflects anyone and everyone who engages with it, its colors and composition changing as the sun rises and sets, as billboard lights and screens shift, and as thousands of people pass by. Viewers can interact spontaneously with one another through the mirrors or find their own experiences within the piece, celebrating their love of the city and the incredible diversity of people within it.
Pass by the installation on your way to The Skylark this Valentine’s Day to celebrate love in true New York fashion.