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we who spin around you

we who spin around you
High Line Art
New York, USA
Curated by Cecilia Alemani
2016

We who spin around you is a work made for the High Line Art at the Rail Yards. In the late afternoon as the sun begins to lower in the sky, Navarro invites participants to do custom-made bronze masks designed to help them safely to view the sun, transforming it into a tiny dark green sphere. Then, an astrophysicist gives a brief lecture on solar history and our changing relationship to science in the context of astronomy and solar studies. The work—situated at one of High Line visitors’ favorite spots for watching the sunset—invites viewers to think about their place in the surrounding terrestrial and celestial worlds. Lectures are written and delivered by astrophysicists Jana Grcevich and Summer Ash.