Muriel Magenta: TOKEN CITY: SUBWAY WALL

 
  • ©1997, Muriel Magenta

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    TOKEN CITY: SUBWAY WALL

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Creation Year:


    1997

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    Still from 3D animation video

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Artist Statement:


    TOKEN CITY: SUBWAY WALL is part of a larger body of work entitled Token City. Here, viewers become an integral part of the action and emotions of a New York subway excursion via manipulation of 3D animation, computer graphics, real-time video, and a mixed soundtrack of electronic music and digital sound effects. The installation focuses on the tactile quality of the subway experience, for instance:

    • Passing through the miles of tile-walled tunnels, plastered with a gallery of garish billboards, contrasting with elegant, 1930’s Art Deco ceramic mosaics.

    • Packing into the subway car and standing shoulder to shoulder with people you don’t know and will never see again. The “trompe l’oeil” presentation of the wall draws the viewer to its surface, demanding to be touched! The presence of the Token City 3D animation enhances the experience through movement and sound.


Other Information:


    Michael Udow
    Soundtrack

    Gene Cooper
    Animation Associate