Video installation consisting of 9 corresponding videos on 52 screens (varying in size from 31ft x 18ft to 40ft x 2.5ft) throughout the new Fulton Street Transportation Hub.
Created by Brooklyn-based digital mixed-media artist Anne Spalter, New York Dreaming is a meditation on the city and the constant self-realization of its physical and psychic existence. Filmed and transformed high-resolution footage of iconic New York skyline imagery morphs into psychedelic, algorithmic kaleidoscopes digitally developed using custom software. New York Dreaming brings a sense of meditative wonder deriving from the sky-high perspective of the work’s source footage to commuters’ daily journeys.
For Spalter, New York is a city like no other, a combination of man-made and natural formations, perpetually evolving and reinventing itself–turning from one year to the next, constantly unfolding. Its citizens, similarly, are dreamers, driven to bring their visions to life. With a longstanding incorporation of transportation and the Modern Landscape in Spalter’s artistic process, Fulton Center is an apt backdrop for New York Dreaming.
Opened in time for the holiday season, Spalter’s 52-channel mesmerizing video installation can be seen for two minutes at the top of each hour at the Fulton Center complex and in the Dey Street pedestrian tunnel that connects to the R line and the World Trade Center PATH station. The work was on view through Fall 2017.
The work is presented by MTA Arts & Design with technical support from Westfield Properties and ANC Sports.