Filed under: Art
Museum-goers had much to be grateful for in 2010. In New York City, the twins Mike and Doug Starn's "Big Bambu: You can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop" on the Roof Garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was a blockbuster installation consisting of 5,000 interlocking bamboo poles lashed together with nylon rope. Think of it as an enormous spider's web of bamboo scaffolding, an example of audience-participation art. Thousands of museum-goers walked through its wavy internal foot paths, which on a windy day were not all that stable. This site specific installation which grew during the spring and summer to an immense structure, 50- feet high, 50-feet wide, and 100-feet long, was a first for New York. The public, the critics, and especially children loved it. The reward for the non-acrophobic willing to walk to the highest point: stunning views of the city, especially at sunset.