|Artist Ujin Lee at a past "wrapped boxes" event|
The number 733 represents good luck and fortune. “7 is a lucky number all over the world, and 3 is very lucky in Asia,” Lee, a native of Korea, explains. Lee will silently place each box on the ground in the center of Tompkins Square Park, a performance piece which will take three and a half hours to complete. Once all of the boxes have been strategically placed and the “performance” has ended, members of the public will be welcome to select a box and take one home.
Ujin Lee will also be placing 7 large sculptures around the park. Each 10- foot tall and 6 ½ foot-wide piece will be a “pouch” created with the natural fiber ramie. Each pouch will be filled with approximately 20-30 balloon-shaped balls, created in white paper and visible through the fabric.
Further info: www.howlfestival.com