On April 27, 2010, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will open Doug = Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambu. The twin’s have created a momumental bamboo structure for the museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden – measuring at 100 feet in length and some 50 feet wide. Incorporating internal pathways and bridges, Big Bambu will grow as Summer progresses into fall. The piece incorporates elements of architecture, performance, and sculpture, suggesting the ever changing complexity of a living organism. Ultimately, the structure will take the form of a cresting wave.
Big Bambu will be open to the public, weather permitting, until October 31, 2010.