FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A "psychedelic" view of New York's cityscape is now on view at the Fulton Center.
Brooklyn-based digital media artist Anne Spalter's "New York Dreaming" installation, sponsored by MTA Arts & Design, transforms videos of the city's iconic skyline into a kaleidoscope of moving images.
Spalter, who founded Brown University and The Rhode Island School of Design's (RISD) original digital fine arts programs in the 1990s, uses custom-built software to manipulate her high-resolution footage "into psychedelic, algorithmic kaleidoscopes," MTA Arts & Design said in a statement.
“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,” Spalter said of her inspiration for the piece.
"Its citizens, similarly, are dreamers, driven to bring their visions to life."
The installation — played for two minutes at the top of each hour at the Fulton Center and in the Dey Street pedestrian tunnel that connects to the R line and the World Trade Center PATH station — will be on view on the transportation hub's many screens through the spring.
Here's a view of what the installation looks like on the transit center's screens: