New York artist Jacob Hashimoto has filled a chapel on Governors Island with an ethereal ‘cloud’ made from 1,000 paper kites.
The installation – which made its debut at Palazzo Flangini during the 57th Venice Biennale – has been adapted and installed inside St Cornelius’ church to mark its reopening. The 1906 structure had been closed since 2013, but now visitors can see its neo-gothic bones in a new light thanks to Hashimoto’s ephemeral intervention, dubbed ‘The Eclipse’.
The Queens-based creative handcrafted rice paper discs for the installation, which are suspended from the chapel’s beams to create a cloud-like fog.
A second Hashimoto artwork, titled ‘Never Comes tomorrow’, is installed nearby in the Liggett Hall. This brightly-coloured outdoor installation comprises wooden cubes and massive steel funnels, which interact with the architecture of the archway.
Both are on show until 31 October.