Featured Project: Manhattan Transit Center Site of Whimsical Digital Displays

MTA Arts & Design's entire mission is to provide New York commuters with interesting art to look at during their travels.

MTA Arts & Design, a New York City-based commissioned art program directed by that city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, currently has an exhibit running at the Fulton Center transit center in lower Manhattan.

The installation, by artist Dave Greber, is called Skyyys, and it will run through October. According to the MTA Arts & Design announcement of the exhibit, “Greber’s vibrant, digital abstractions are created using recognizable, colorful kinetic objects, such as balloons, bouncing balls, stuffed animals, and more. Skyyys playfully mimics the persistent activity and change that defines our material world and transit experiences. The digital artwork references the constant stream of visual information that we all experience daily, and in response, remixes this stream into an entertaining and witty new universe of familiar objects.

The organization goes on the says that the installation “creates harmonious visual-music that complements the pace of commuters at Fulton center, a likewise kaleidoscopic space of transition from street to subway in the heart of visually diverse New York City.”

The 52-channel video exhibit can be seen for two minutes at the top of each hour both in the Fulton Center complex and the nearby Dey Street pedestrian tunnel.

Technical support for the installation is provided by Westfield Properties and ANC Sports.

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Tony Kindelspire

Tony Kindelspire is the former digital content editor of Sign & Digital Graphics & WRAPS magazines.

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