Tom Fruin Studio is pleased to present Watertower, a new sculptural artwork by Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin. Situated on the rooftop of 20 Jay Street the sculpture is viewable from the parks and streets of Dumbo, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, FDR Drive and Lower Manhattan.
When it launched last January, Vine proved that mobile video wasn’t dead — that people wanted to shoot videos on their phones and share them with friends. Each Vine clip is six seconds of hyper-consumable action, a burst of energy that tells a story with a minimal footprint and cognitive cost. But now that the battle for “the Instagram of video” has boiled down to two apps, Instagram and Vine, is there a battle left for long-form video apps? The iPhone’s camera is plenty good for amateur movie-making of all shapes and sizes, but you don’t see the average person doing much with all the videos in their camera roll. Cameo, a new filmmaking app for iPhone, hopes to change that.
I live in New York, sandwiched between Greenwich Village and Soho. I co-founded Cameo and Fast Society with these guys. I so infrequently go to midtown that I still feel sense of awe when I get off the subway. I go to concerts, I practice Yoga, and occasionally I will read a book. One day I will rewrite this paragraph and it will be much more interesting.