Jessica Feldman's newest public art project, a replica of a Rikers Island prison cell, has arrived in Soho's Petrosino Square, and the cinder block fortress is much more intimidating than the rendering implied. Step inside and it looks like you'll be locked away forever, which is actually the point since Feldman wants to simulate the living conditions of inmates. Called "the Glass Sea," the 15-foot wide cell arrived in the square before Hurricane Sandy, according to Bowery Boogie, and the formidable structure easily withstood the storm.
Inside the cell, a video plays on a loop showing the daily life of a Rikers inmate, and around the square, there are signs listing the daily routines of past and present inmates. The exhibit will be taking prisoners through November 25.
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