“Hide & Seek” by Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream The Combine, in collaboration with Clayton Binkley of ARUP, has been announced as the winner of the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s annual Young Architects Program. This year’s construction features nine intersecting elements arrayed across the MoMA PS1 courtyard creating a responsive, kinetic environment. The installation will open in June 2018 and serve as the setting for the 21st season of Warm Up, MoMA PS1’s outdoor music program.
Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers take inspiration from the crowd, the street, and the jostle of relationships found in the contemporary city. Through suspended mirrors, a cloud of mist and light, a large-scale hammock, and other elements, “Hide and Seek” fosters unexpected interactions and creates surprising visual connections within the courtyard and onto the streets.
Sean Anderson, Associate Curator in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and 2 Design, said: “As art can and should move through walls, so too does Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers’s architecture that restages how and why communities interact with the Museum. The materials deployed will not just be its reflective ‘runway,’ illuminated overhead misting networks, or even an expansive hammock for lounging, but a scaled system that addresses multiple publics with the impassioned statement, ‘You Are Here.’”