Turntable is a 24ft high wind-powered beacon, that will stand at Cooper's Poynt Waterfront Park along the Delaware River in Camden NJ from May to October 2020 as part of A New View Camden, The project recalls Harding and Son’s Windmill, operating during the 18th Century on a once-existing island between Camden and Philadelphia, and the legacy of RCA Victor, founded and recording in Camden through the 20th century. With Turntable, the discarded is reconsidered. Using wind energy captured by thousands of cut two-liter soda bottles, a cylinder spins above a ring of scaffolding. Within, a diaphanous dome of discarded plastics, with oculus open to sky, forms a space to contemplate the cycles of Camden’s history and potential energy ahead.
A New View will transform six highly visible spaces along Camden’s public transportation corridors from eyesores used for illegal dumping into multi-purpose community forums. These converted spaces will host dynamic temporary art installations and creative programming that will provide a new view to the more than 65,000 people who travel through Camden daily and its 77,000 residents.
IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION 2020-2021
OPENING APRIL 16, 2021
City of Camden, Cooper's Ferry Partnership,
Team in Formation