Installed underneath the glass brick pavement in front of Canal Projects’ storefront gallery, designer David Reinfurt’s Disco Roof (for DT) illuminates the sidewalk in the evenings with a lo-fi light show. This ephemeral work serves as subtle street-level signage for the Department of Transformation’s lower level library residency. Disco Roof (for DT) also connects Canal Street with Reinfurt’s own basement studio and occasional bookshop at 38 Ludlow Street in New York’s Lower East Side.
Reinfurt has contributed two additional related pieces to Groundwork: a constantly-changing screensaver that recalls swirling ink patterns in water, as well as Black Whisky, a long-term conceptual liquor that he produced as part of the design duo Dexter Sinister. Tracing the invisible networks of friendship and exchange that lay the ground for creative transformation, Disco Roof (for DT) and its accompanying works prefigure the shape of things (+ karaoke!) to come.