The installation projects silhouettes of people photographed in Queens, in a queue, moving across the four faces of the clock tower. The rate of movement correlates to the population growth for the city of New York. A light flashes in the tower at the approximate rate of species extinction on the planet. Ie: its estimated that 10,000 species a year become extinct from human behavior. This will be indicated with a flashing light, at a rate of one flash per species extinction.
The installation is part of
No Longer Empty’s
How Much Do I Owe You
As Time Goes By: Locost Queue Brings Old Clocktower to Life
By Nick Normal in the MAKE blog
Mysterious Shadows In The Queens Plaza Clock Tower
By Sean McIntyre in the Creators Project blog.