Proposal for MTA Arts. New York, NY, 2012. Not Realized.
The New York City subway is a space of collision, of rubbing up against your fellow travelers while averting your eyes. In this proposal for MTA Arts, we were intrigued by the possibilities of seeing - what happens when we invite travelers to take a voyeuristic peek at their neighbors?
Space Destroyer consists of two suspended objects, each housing a video projector and camera, placed at two adjoining NYC subway stations. Live video-feeds projected at the end walls of each station cause an overlap of real space (the textured subway tile) and virtual space (the projection of the view down the neighboring platform). The space of the tracks between is virtually collapsed as two picture planes are conflated into one.
Through this overlap, we construct new realities where straphangers can see from one station into another, creating a continuous arcade throughout the city.