Here's one to look forward to during this rainy, indoorsy section of late spring: the return of FIGMENT to Governor's Island. On June 9 and 10, the folks behind FIGMENT will be turning the park into a "giant, collaborative artwork" that will exist for only this moment in time. Come Monday the 11th, it'll be gone foor good. But what exactly does that mean?
While some of FIGMENT's Island installations will last the season (including a series of riffs on the notion of mini-golf courses and an interactive sculpture garden), for one weekend only, the joint will also be crawling with performers, "roving" works, temporary structures and fleeting multimedia presentations. Here are some we're too curious to skip:
Field of Voices, a "site-specific audio documentary" you can join via smartphone.
The Poetry Brothel, a seductive collective of poets who will be reading to one another throughout the day, complete with a madam who lures passerby in for private sessions.
Free Ice Cream, billed as a "high tech hide & seek" that involves chasing strangers and tokens, though, frankly, we can't figure out if there's actual ice cream involved. We'll report back.