Table for Two: An Interactive Public Art Installation that Explores Social Interactions
“Table for Two” is a site-specific interactive intervention by French artist Shani Ha, that explores the boundaries of public spaces and questions social interactions and relationships in New York. By inviting the public to sit at a table that is split between the inside and the outside of a cafe on the corner of 7th Avenue and Carmine Street; the artist allows experimental forms of interaction and communication between viewers; passer-by and clients. "Screens have invaded our everyday life becoming our main medium to communicate." She explains, "In the same way, the glass that crosses through the table and separates the two seats becomes a screen that both connects and isolates, and through which people get to communicate spontaneously."