Artwork: Masstransiscope (Bill Brand)

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Location: Myrtle Avenue · Installed: 1980

Masstransiscope is an animated painting placed on the abandoned northbound platform of the Myrtle Avenue station, just prior to crossing the Manhattan Bridge. The animation was based on the zoetrope, essentially a series of single frames viewed through slits as the train moved past the station. The brief glimpses of the frames appeared to animate the artwork. The work has been in disrepair for many years but apparently some work is being done to it in September, 2006.

Official site.

Photo of the installation.

thirteen.org Treasures of New York Q&A With Bill Brand

Photo Gallery

Image 53337
(155k, 432x285)
Photo by: Martha Cooper
Collection of: Bill Brand
Location: Myrtle Avenue
Artwork: Masstransiscope (Bill Brand)

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