SOFTlab Installation Opens Today at Bridge Gallery

Posted on: August 26th, 2010 at 6:26 am by

For the last couple weeks, we’ve been watching a group of young folk prepare the latest installation inside the Bridge Gallery at 98 Orchard Street.  From early morning until late at night, the volunteers and artists toiled to assemble the extensive network of colorful panels into a trippy tube of psychedelia. At any given moment, there is at least one person staring through the windows for a quick peek of the art.  It’s hard to miss.

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The project is called CHROMAtex.me, and is the handiwork of the design studio SOFTlab.  All told, the tubular display consists of over 4,600 different colored panels, bound together by stationary clips. Some of the panels are even personalized for those individuals who pledged their support through the official Kickstarter page. Grand opening party is tonight from 6 pm to 8 pm.

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[Photo Credit: SOFTlab]

Maybe this is actually what Mario and Luigi saw while cruising through their network of green tunnels. After all, they were tripping on mushrooms all the time…

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