Step into a ‘starry night’ at Immersive Van Gogh, premiering in June at Pier 36
Three-time Tony Award nominee David Korins has joined the creative team for Immersive Van Gogh, The original immersive North American celebration of the art of Vincent Van Gogh. The installation begins June 10 at Pier 36 in New York City, a 70,000 square foot facility on Manhattan’s East River.
Immersive Van Gogh was conceived by Italian film maker and producer Massimiliano Siccardi, with music, both original and curated, by Italian multimedia composer Luca Longobardi, the team behind the popular European immersive Van Gogh, starry night exposure. With Van Gogh’s collection projected onto the walls, ceilings and floors of a gallery, large-scale art installations allow visitors to “step inside” a Van Gogh painting – to make “The Starry Night” appear on the screen. their shirts or “Sunflowers” on their cheeks as they enter space.
The New York installation will be the largest version of the North American exhibit (slated for 19 cities in 2021), with Korins contributing to the design of the main hall, which will feature a three-dimensional depiction of The starry Night made from 7,500 brushes dipped in paint (see rendering above). Its plans will also include multi-level observation decks and make use of the outdoor spaces taking advantage of the waterfront sites’ location with views of the Brooklyn skyline and the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges.
“I took the bones of Massimiliano’s insightful and poetic piece and added new perspectives, intricate mirror sculptures and secret spaces to create a truly unique experience for our guests. Embarking on this journey has been an exciting and humbling experience to combine the work of two amazing artists and filter it through my own artistic sensibility to deliver it to audiences in New York, ”Korins said.
Korins is nominated by Tony for his stage designs for Hamilton, Beetlejuice, and War paint. He served as a production designer for Grease: Live! for which he won an Emmy Award. His latest Broadway design is for the musical Mrs. Doubtfire.
Tickets for the hour-long installation are on sale now. For more information visit VanGoghNYC.com.