Using color, light, and reflection, LOOK'N transforms the window at 223-225 West 10th Street into a portal. By installing peach-tinted mirrors, peach-colored neon lights, and peach theater gels, Cocco creates a space that draws you in but does not allow you to occupy it. The neon tubing frames the space, emphasizing the atmospheric peach glow. The peachy, flesh-toned glow emanates from the window, acting as a surrogate for the flesh itself as well as a beacon, beckoning to passersby; an effect that is dramatically heightened after dark. The mirror, situated at the viewer's feet, acts as a reflecting pool, an extension of the self, relating immateriality with corporality. However, peering into the mirror does not fulfill one's desire to see the self. The window hovers in space, signifying the body through color and light, but remaining void of it. One begins to wonder what you were searching for in the first place.
The West 10th Street Window is curated by Natalie Diaz and Jennie Lamensdorf and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.