Eduardo Navarro presents the astrophysical guided tour “We Who Spin Around You”, a new work realized for The High Line 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 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.
We who spin around you is on view at the High Line at West 32nd Street and 12th Avenue, July 19–21, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Performances begin every half hour.