The Artist Build Collaborative has something nifty in mind for the troubled Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The dynamic, interractive installation Silent Lights will light up a pedestrian path under the B.Q.E. in Red Hook with a series of “gates.” Their glow will respond directly to the amount of the traffic noise.
Located on the median of 9th Street and Hamilton Avenue near the G train stop, these gates, equipped with microphones will calibrate the noise pollution plaguing the populated spot. With a little bit of techie alchemy, each gate’s light intensity will fluctuate individually. Now that should liven up your nightly commute.
With a $5,000 grant from the NYC Department of Transportation, they could still use some Kickstarting.