Shannon Novak

Manhattan Phrase 40.74279,-74.008981 to 40.728411,-73.975679

Shannon Novak is an artist based in New Zealand, exploring the interrelationships between sound, color, form, time, space, and social context. He has exhibited internationally, with exhibitions in Auckland, Sydney, Denver, and Dallas, and co-founded West Gallery at The University of Auckland in 2012.

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Music is in everything. Novak uses his own language of animated geometric forms to showcase the musicality he sees in life, whether on a wall, a building, or your next cup of coffee. In this project, Novak interprets the musical history of twelve sites along 14th Street. The audience can walk the street with a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) and hold it up to a site to hear a song that links to its history accompanied by Novak’s animated colors and shapes. The real world will become ‘augmented’ with virtual objects that exist indefinitely in cyberspace.


October 11 – October 20

Time • Duration • Location

Throughout the festival, from Tenth Avenue to Third Avenue, along 14th Street.

The artist will lead two special tours on Saturday, October 12, from 1-2pm and Sunday, October 13, from 1-2pm. Meet at Liberty Inn, 500 West 14th Street at Tenth Avenue.

These tours are in collaboration with OHNY (openhousenewyork).

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