Union Square Subway Gains Trippy Public Art

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Photo courtesy of producer Joshua Spodek.

 

On Monday evening, the MTA unveiled Union Square in Motion, a new public installation at the Union Square subway station comprised of “two digital lenticular zoetropes” according to the designers’ Facebook page.

trans Union Square Subway Gains Trippy Public ArtCreated by Parsons students, the work is meant to evoke the sense that you’re passing by a throng of bustling commuters, WNYC reports. So that’ll be a nice little escape for everyone who finds themselves feeling lonely in the Union Square subway station.

This latest zoetrope is one of many recent zoetropes, including a zoetrope at Bryant Park that was installed last year and a zoetrope in the subway tunnel north of Dekalb Ave. That Dekalb zoetrope was restored in 2009, but was originally installed, as a zoetrope, in 1981.

Comments

  1. Jeanne Kelly says:

    It is certainly not “meant to evoke the sense that you’re passing by a throng of bustling commuters” The article you reference does not say that.
    What we intended with this work was simply to give people something much better to look at then an abandon concession stand that had been vacant for over ten years.We wanted to give people a break, something interesting to see as they went about their day, something to point out to their kinds – without having to making anyone “stop and look”.  We’re happy to see a lot of people doing just that though.
    So no … we don’t think we are solving any loneliness issues in Union Square. :)