Jim Campbell to Present His Most Ambitious Public Art Project to Date

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NEW YORK, NY.- Madison Square Park Conservancy announces new site-specific commission by pioneering new media artist Jim Campbell. Scattered Light, Campbell’s largest and most ambitious public work in digital media to date, will be on view from October 21 through December 10, 2010, as part of the Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art program. Featuring two new major public art commissions, Jim Campbell’s Scattered Light will blanket Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn with a 3-D matrix of nearly 2,000 LED lights featuring moving images. For the larger of the two pieces, which shares the name Scattered Light with the exhibition, nearly 2,000 LED lights, encased in standard light-bulb casings, will create a vibrant light grid suspended within a support structure spanning 20 feet high and 80 feet wide, across the center of Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn. The LED bulbs, engineered to flicker scattered light at the command of computer progr