Light Year 70: Spatial Empathy


Thursday February 4, 2021

Streaming on Facebook beginning at 2pm EST (Link:

And projected onto the Manhattan Bridge* from 6pm-10pm EST

*Best place to watch is the Pearl Street Triangle

Curated by Dirk Lehr Collection with Leo Kuelbs

Artists: Ellena Scheufler, Tracey Snelling, Andreas Gefeller, Travis Manning, and Eva-Marie Horstick

“Spatial Empathy” is a continuation of last year’s “The Interiors,” a silent slide show of photography featuring un-peopled interiors of living spaces. The idea is to evoke “spatial empathy,” a feeling that happens when the viewer imagines themselves in the spaces of another, inhabiting a different life.


LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by DUMBO Improvement District, NYC DOT, along with Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker (fka 3_Search). Originally created for the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has become an international project supporting and presenting hundreds and hundreds of artists and curators from all over the world.

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