Spring Awakening | Balcony Project

The Balcony Project by Art Assets presents a site specific installation by Fanny Allié

The team at Art Assets is excited to present Fanny’s Sleeping Figure, a site-specific installation, in the current iteration of The Balcony Project.

Fanny Allié has work with us for Clients like HFZ at 11 Beach Street in New York City.

To learn more about Fanny, take a look below and visit her website at www.fannyallie.com.

From the Artist

I am pleased to announce the commission of a site-specific installation for The Balcony Project at Art Assets.

Art Assets is a national art advisory firm that uses art and culture to transform, brand and reposition commercial real estate spaces.

For the Balcony Project, I created a site-specific neon installation representing the outline of my mother sleeping, her head resting on a pillow and her upper body facing the outside view.

The light figure is visible from the inside of the apartment and is appealing to riders using the Queensboro Bridge and the Roosevelt Island tramway. The neon sculpture seems to be floating in the dark, a ghostly feminine presence taking over the suspended structure. The balcony becomes a window on an intimate scene, a human presence sleeping or lying down.

The installation contributes in blurring the boundaries between private and public spaces. The balcony is the platform from which one can both observe and take part in the life of the outside world. When looking at an apartment building, one can notice that each balcony has its own life and its own stories to tell.
The balcony can be a stage where an ordinary daily life scene can take a new dramatic dimension or can trigger fictitious scenarios, for those who observe it from a distance. The Hitchcock movie Rear Window was on my mind during the creative process. The sleeping figure will hopefully activate the viewers’ imagination and desire to make up their own stories.