What better and bigger screen for projecting giant photographs than the side of a 42-story building?
That may have been what the art gallery and social network for creative types called see.me thought when it decided to team with the developer Rockrose Development Corp. to create an evening of live performances and giant projections on Oct. 5.
Starting at sunset, the group will show 5,000 images of paintings, photographs and sculptures on the side of the luxury building Linc LIC, at 43-10 Crescent St. in Long Island City.
“This will be the big party to celebrate the international show,” said see.me outreach coordinator Annie Laurie Malarkey.
The images are from its exhibit “The Story of the Creative,” a collection of pieces from some of see.me’s 850,000 members. The show has been looped on about 10 flat-screen televisions throughout the see.me gallery on Jackson Avenue since August.
The artist who has gained the most followers on the see.me website throughout “The Story of the Creative” campaign will win a $25,000 grant or a year-long lease to a $1.2 million apartment in New York City. The winner may be announced at the event, Malarkey said.
Guests can visit the gallery during the night or stay out in the park owned by Rockrose viewing the projections.
In July Socrates Sculpture Park and Rockrose teamed up to bring an abstract and vaguely architectural sculpture, “Parting,” to the former parking lot across from Linc LIC. People will be milling around the white abstract form throughout the night.
There will also be food from Long Island City establishments such as M. Wells, Sage General Store and LIC Market.
Next door to the gallery in a warehouse owned by the developer at 26-19 Jackson Ave., the group Taxiplasm will present “The Seeds That Release.” In the four-hour-long show two artists will be hooked together with a domed web of string. The audience will be invited to cut the threads throughout the event and eventually release the duo.
After six hours of projections the event will move to a private after-party in the warehouse with DJs Nutritious, APT ONE, Big Vic and Robert Lux keeping the fun going into the wee hours.