Karen Schoellklopf

Karen Schoellkopf '99

(American, born 1977)

The Seven Deadly Sins of Times Square, 2012

Mixed media

Courtesy of the artist

Artist's Statement:

The Seven Deadly Sins of Times Square is a web-based project that

seeks to tie together, assemble, and present the rich historical dangers,

pitfalls, and glories of Times Square. It attempts to be part regional

guide, part map, part history lesson, part morbid fascination. All of the

information highlighted in the project is publicly accessible and findable

online (all links are included), and the code was built as open source,

so that it can be utilized by others. Viewers are invited to explore the

map and discover the layered history hidden beneath the modern

veneer. Initially created as a public art commission for The Work Office

for exhibition in Times Square, this is a new version created for gallery

installation, with cards that people can take with them, highlighting

data points from the map.

 

Last Updated: 9/14/14