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MOVE! At Brookfield Place

dance, exhibition, fashion

Brookfield Place New York (BFPL)
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10821

Brookfield Place New York is proud to announce MOVE!, a 3-day interactive experience that puts YOU at the center of art and fashion! Curated by Visionaire co-founder Cecilia Dean and noted writer David Colman, MOVE! pairs artists with noted fashion designers to create one-of-a-kind experiences for you to enjoy.

The duo has developed the MOVE! exhibition with imaginative movements created by collaborative teams of artists and designers including Rob PruittRyan McNamara & Diane Von FurstenbergKate GilmoreItalo Zucchelli for Calvin KleinOlaf Breuning & Cynthia RowleyLiz MarkusJames Kaliardos Cos BarElana Langer & French marketplace Le District.

Experience MOVE! from October 2 – 4, 2015. Stay dry from the rain and warm up by strutting down the runway or posing in a hot outfit at MOVE!

Don’t miss our kick-off night Friday, October 2nd! Brookfield Place shops show us how they move with special in-store events and experiences from 5pm-8pm.



Artist: Rob Pruitt Designer: Proenza Schouler

Participants are directed to strut down a long, green-screen runway. Upon exiting, they are able to watch themselves (via a time-delay video link) superimposed into one of the most fabulous runway shows in the world, elevating them into the fantasy realm of supermodeldom — all from the solitary, remote safety of a green-screen studio.


Artist: Ryan McNamara Designer: Diane Von Furstenberg

Participants don a Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress and are given a quick make-over. McNamara photographs them in methodical, precise poses. The photos are instantaneously edited and digitally silhouetted to create an intricate, repetitive textile pattern. Participants can then actually purchase a DVF wrap dress (via BrookfieldPlaceNY.com) made from the same textile bearing their pattern, taking the concept of selfie-absorption to a new and kaleidoscopic level. Participation requires 20 minutes.

“SPLATTER”  Artist: Olaf Breuning Designer: Cynthia Rowley

An engaging enquiry on the difference between artwork and frock, “Splatter” also puts the participant in the role of the creator, carnival-style. It starts with a great white wall of canvas adorned with zippers. In front of this wall is a vast scaffold lined with cups of paint. Participants are given five balls each; whoever successfully knocks three paint cups over (and onto the canvas) gets a prize — one of the “artworks” made from the canvas when it is taken down and cut up. Splatter needs time to dry. Finished pieces will be mailed to the participant after the event.

“A STAR IS BORN”  Artist: Kate Gilmore Designer: Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein Collection

Designed to draw the average person into the fantasy realm of red-carpet premieres, awards shows, state dinners and court receptions, “A Star is Born” plays with feminine dreams of glory as imagined on the covers of romance novels. Participants are escorted by two handsome male models down a luxurious red carpet that descends down the Winter Garden’s grand marble staircase and into its iconic grove of palm trees. At the end await the paparazzi to crystallize and capture the moment for eternity.

“FIFTEEN MINUTES” Artist: Liz Markus Designer: YARNZ

Painter Liz Markus possesses a unique sensitivity to nostalgia, color and style. Markus will interview participants, one by one, about a special time in their lives and what they were wearing when it happened.  Then, working quickly (15 minutes, actually), she will translate those memories into a vivid and romantic painting on a silk scarf, which will, when dry, go to the person pictured—allowing the sitter to one day become truly wrapped up in a blurry, happy memory. Fifteen minutes needs time to dry. Finished pieces will be mailed to the participant after the event. Participation requires 15 minutes.

“CROSSOVER” Artist: James Kaliardos Designer: Cos Bar

Participants have the unique opportunity to have their gender flawlessly transformed by a world-renowned makeup artist and his team. As participants are transformed from female to male or male to female, the makeup artists wear mini-cameras on their heads to capture the action from their perspectives. Videos are live-streamed onto a screen for everyone to watch, along with self-portraits taken after the transformation. The photos are projected for viewers to see and uploaded onto the Brookfield Place website. Participation requires 45 minutes.

“DANCE DEAL” Artist: Elana Langer Designer: Pastry Chef Andrea Hidano, Le District

A rad new way to connect the expression of positive energy, the quotidian realm of commerce, and a crazy little thing called dance. Elana Langer’s “Dance Deal” reminds us that positive movement carries a concrete value. Throughout the 3 day event, guests can exchange dance skills for delectable  macarons from her collaborating Pastry Chef Andrea Hidano at the high-end French food destination, Le District. This work turns people into performers with every bite. Dance Deal is simple:  Do the Dance, Get the Deal. View the video above and learn the dance, or learn onsite at Brookfield Place every hour on the hour with the artist and friends. Music by DJ Hewlett Santos.