Some 200 abandoned homes in cities across New York State are being transformed into art installation as part of a new project entitled “‘Breathing Lights’”“http://www.adamfrelin.com/#/breathinglights/.
The brainchild of artist Adam Frelin in collaboration with architect Barbara Nelson, the project focusses on houses in distressed neighborhoods.
Their windows are equipped with pulsating lights, mimicking the breathing of living beings.
“What is also exciting is when people wanted to say what their first reaction was. There was a lot believing that the building was getting ready to explode, or there was like some power surge, or it was haunted,” says Adam Frelin.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the rising number of vacant houses and empty buildings in the cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy.