"Fierce" is how an Indian would describe Goddess Maa Kali and that's how her massive apparition looked when projected on the south facade of the Empire State Building in New York City on the night of 1 August.
Kali, the Goddess of time, change, power and destroyer of evil forces, took over Midtown Manhattan on Saturday (1 August) to remind human beings about the need to overcome a fiercely changing Nature that is leading to the extinction of many endangered species.
The massive 3-D images of Kali, an artwork by United States-based visual artist Android Jones, was projected on the skyscraper towards the end of a video, "Projecting Change: the Empire State Building", created by filmmaker and photographer Louie Psihoyos and his team, in collaboration with Obscura Digital.
A number of animals, including Cecil, the lion that was killed recently by an American hunter, a snow leopard, a golden lion tamarin, manta rays and other sea creatures, were part of the video, which concluded with the fierce digital images of Goddess Kali.
Jones' artwork, Kali, was apparently a wake up call for human beings to face the present-day truth - the ecological crisis - and take power in their own hands to transform the Nature, which is almost on the verge of destruction, so that endangered species can live without fear of becoming extinct one day.
Psihoyos, the creator of the video, believes that with this exhibition, he will move forward a step towards achieving his goals.
"The whole planet could be on the same page for once; anybody with a cellphone or computer would know about it... To create a tipping point, you probably need 10 percent of the population. With the film and this event, we are trying to reach that number. If you hit that number, then you have a chance of moving the needle," Psihoyos told The New York Times.
Below are the magnificent photographs and the video of Goddess Kali on Saturday night.
A video I captured of the empire state building projections. Obscura Digital #racingextinction #kali
Posted by Android Jones on Wednesday, August 5, 2015