- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A large-scale art installation in Times Square reimagines Asian prayer wheels in the context of the district’s colorful history.

It’s titled “Wishing on You,” an interactive work by the Brooklyn-based artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller known as FAILE.

The artists say the sculpture explores contemporary patterns of consumption, desire and myth-making.

The public can spin a hand-carved wheel to power the sculpture’s red-blue-and-white lights and illuminate carnival-like features including nickel arcades and glossy ads.

It was unveiled Monday and was in partnership with Times Square Arts. It’ll remain on view on the Broadway Plaza until Sept. 1.



The Brooklyn Museum is currently featuring the artists in an exhibition titled “FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds” through Oct. 4.

FAILE’s art raises questions about our relationship to consumer culture, religious traditions and the urban environment.

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