“I was stuck. I didn't want to do something that's static,” recalls the artist. “I would love to find a way to do something that's fleeting, in motion, that will catch you by surprise, ambush you in a way. I thought what if we make a flying sculpture? Then we don’t need to choose a spot.”
But they did choose a spot, in fact they chose seven, places like the Holmes Reservation in Plymouth, the deCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln, and the historic 17th century-style Crane Estate in Ipswich. On the day of lift-off, New Horizon will be the backdrop for a discussion with artist Sarah Morris and architect Norman Foster on topics like the future of the city. Pairings in subsequent days will focus on subjects such as the changing role of media in the era of ‘fake news,’ and protecting privacy in an increasingly vulnerable digital world.