Broadway: Now & Again
A lenticular composition bridges history and modernity, illuminating the evolution of a street corner.
Ilka Tanya Payán Plaza – Broadway and West 157 Street
October 2023 – March 2024
This site-specific installation displays alternating images of the intersection where it stands, at Broadway and W. 157th Street, in two distinct eras. Pedestrians trigger its lenticular, time-warp effect simply by walking by.
Transitioning from an archival image which depicts the site in 1910, into a contemporary photograph of the same location taken by Adrian Sas in 2023, Broadway: Now & Again publicly presents an unexpected and dynamic visual interplay that encourages contemplation of how time shapes our surroundings.
This project is made possible in part with funds from UMEZ Arts Engagement, a regrant program supported by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). It is permitted under the NYC Parks Arts in the Parks Program.