A Port of Views

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in ARTWORK
A Port of Views

“A Port of Views” is a site-specific art project for the Village of Greenport. The sculpture was on view in downtown Mitchell Park on the Observation Deck in the Summer of 2015. The circular imagery and rotating structure echoes the walk-in Camera Obscura, a unique attraction in the park. “A Port of Views” references this room-size optical device by engaging the viewer to look through photographic images of eyes at the landscape. The viewer can rotate between the 16 pairs of eyes belonging to successive generations of five long-time resident families, looking through their pupils to the vista of the port, the Peconic Bay and Shelter Island to the south, with the Village of Greenport reflected in the wheel from behind.  It evokes the timeless landscape as witnessed by the continuity of a human presence.

Video Interviews with the five families recounting their genealogies form a collective portrait of Greenport’s history from a personal perspective and are available on the “A Port of Views” YouTube Playlist.

The project is supported by a Creative Individuals Grant from The New York Council on the Arts and sponsored by SFDS Fabrication and Design Shop, Brooklyn and King Displays, NYC.

For more info on the project please visit the Website/Blog:

Greenport Sculpture Turning from Andrea Cote on Vimeo.