As part of Re:Construction, a lower Manhattan revitalization public art and architecture program, Venezuelan architects and new-media designers Carolina Cisneros, Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena, Mateo Pintó conceived and recently completed Fulton Fence. The project addresses unintentional visual pollution as a byproduct of construction sites and treats the fenced-off area near Fulton and Broadway with conventional materials, yielding an artful and interactive alternative. The team re-used orange and yellow plastic construction meshes, industrial caution lights, safety signage, and the existing chain-link fencing to construct more than 30 patterned modules that edge the water main retrofitting on Fulton Street. The modules will be moved around by workers as necessary, producing various unpredictable patterns that will illustrate the history and progress of the construction project. The installation also features an online counterpart that is is hyperlinked to the fence by signs showing a mobile barcode and URL which can be accessed by any mobile internet-enabled device.
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