BIMAL MENDIS STUDIO • SPRING 2018
SUPER BLACK, COLORED PAPER, DUCT TAPE, BASSWOOD, LIGHTS
The Panorama constructs a visual narrative about the transformation of Manhattan as a result of skyscraper growth. Skyscrapers, most often high-rise residential, have had lasting social repercussions in Manhattan, in part because the wealthy have created for themselves an entirely separate world in the sky.
In The Panorama, the buildings in orange are the skyscrapers that were constructed during the time period from 2004 – 2018. The facades of these buildings are extruded so that when light shines on them, they cast a shadow onto the buildings below. The resulting effect is a representation of how Manhattan’s increasingly tall buildings are casting a shadow onto the rest of society.