HOUSTON, TX – Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP), the nonprofit organization revitalizing and transforming Houston’s historic Buffalo Bayou, is pleased to announce that its current film and sound installation in the Cistern, Time No Longer, has received a prestigious award from CODAworx. The ninth annual, international CODAawards celebrate exemplary collaborations between art and design. Time No Longer received a high honor, being named one of the top four projects in the competitive Public Spaces category.
Time No Longer is artist Anri Sala’s innovative film and sound installation, commissioned by BBP for the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. The installation, designed to be viewed in 360-degrees, creates an other-worldly environment within this vast, subterranean space. Its film features a weathered turntable floating in a space station. It pays homage to Houston hero, astronaut Ronald McNair. Accompanying the film is a score adapted by renowned composer Olivier Goinard from Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.
“We are delighted that Anri Sala’s creation has received this outstanding recognition,” said Karen Farber, BBP’s Vice President of External Affairs. “The Cistern is such a singular site for public art, and Sala’s awe-inspiring creation brings it alive for us all.”
The CODAawards received nearly 400 entries from 19 different countries representing nearly $500 million in artwork commissions. The winners exemplify the best of what can happen when artists and design professionals collaborate to create artful spaces in our built environment.
“The CODAawards recognize the importance of collaboration and honor the design and art professionals whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us,” said Toni Sikes, CEO of CODAworx.
The collaboration between art and industry transforms common spaces into spectacular ones. This excellence is reflected in the recipients of 2021 CODAawards, which will be featured in the November 2021 online issue of Interior Design Magazine and on CODAworx.com.
Time No Longer is on view in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern until December 12, 2021.
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About Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Established in 1986, Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) is the non-profit transforming and revitalizing Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource. The organization’s geographic focus is the 10-square mile stretch of the bayou that flows from Shepherd Drive, through the heart of downtown into the East End, and onto the Port of Houston Turning Basin. BBP creates and cares for inclusive public spaces such as Buffalo Bayou Park, constructs hike and bike trails, and removes trash from the waterway. Buffalo Bayou Partnership also activates the bayou through unique programs, public art, volunteer events and recreational opportunities that enrich the quality of life in Houston.