Artist Projects

Leap


Chris Doyle

Leap Public Art Project is a video projection of 420 New Yorkers from all five boroughs onto the façade of Two Columbus Circle. For a week in April of 2000, beginning at dusk, a continuous stream of New Yorkers appeared one-by-one at the base of the building, and leapt up across the height of the facade, slipping into the sky. The Metropolitan Transit Authority posted 3,500 car cards and station posters with words and images of the participants gathered during the videotaping sessions. The car cards did not function simply as advertising for the April event, but as a parallel and related piece.

Project Updates

  • 2000: Leap is shown in Columbus Circle in New York