ARCHES of HOPE
Category: Completed Project / Temporary Installation
Location: TIMES SQUARE, Jumbo Screen; Out Hotel, 42nd St.
Medium: Styrofoam, Paint, Glue
Dimensions: 10’ x 10’ x 3’ Each
Edition: 3 Editions in this size
Client: Lifebeat and MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation
Year Completed: 2013
Art in Public Places: Yes
Public Art Program: Not-for-Profit / Direct Commission
Description: Lifebeat and MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation hired Antonio Pio Saracino to create an interactive installation for Out NYC in solidarity and support of HIV awareness. The installation was broadcast live on Times Square jumbo screens. The Arches of Hope consist of three 10-foot tall arches representing the three decades of HIV, created using data collected from millions of people who have been affected by the disease since the 1980s. The Arches are composed of 223 blocks, which advocates can “adopt” to support Lifebeat and the Staying Alive Foundation’s lifesaving HIV prevention programs for young people.