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PLATFORM: Creative Musings on Mass Transit

April 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$15 / $10 for Museum Members
Line dance performed at PLATFORM.

Inspired by the engineering, intricate choreography, and impromptu interactions of your daily commute? Wish there was an open mic night for historians and urbanists? A show-and-tell for your creative musings on mass transit? Us, too. The New York Transit Museum presents PLATFORM, an exciting series of cross-disciplinary programs created by the public for the public. Have an idea? We’ll give you a platform.

Ticket price includes one beer at closing reception for anyone age 21+.


Full Lineup of Artists:

Aaron AsisRed Lines
Red Lines temporarily outfits a vintage R15 Subway car to accentuate the unique elements of its mid-century interior. This installation will be rendered as a series of lines and images located between interior train elements, combining to create an experiential form that is both visually engaging and spatially specific.  An original composition by Danny Mark Asis and Joshua Steven Kopit will anchor the installation at each end of the Subway car.

Anne FinkelsteinTransit/Transformation
A selection of the artist’s photo montages derived from images of train stations replaces the advertisements in a vintage train car.

Cody Healey-ConellyNYC VIA MTA: Subway Projection Mapping
NYC VIA MTA is a projection mapping installation that is comprised of a cityscape made of foam core with video projected onto the surfaces. The video content consists of showcasing the various amazing sites one can access by public transportation in New York City.

Patricia LopezLost and Found
Lost and Found is a series of photographs featuring objects that commuters forget and find in the New York City transportation system.

Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon, Book, Music & Lyrics
EXPRESS: A Lot Can Happen Between Subway Stops
Rose Ginsberg, Director
An immersive musical performed in three parts in period-specific train cars dating from the 1940s to the 1990s.

Bob McNeilThe Commute to Accomplishment
Through a dramatic monologue, the story of Granville T. Woods, the inventor of the electric third rail, comes to life.

Paula MatthusenStations and Resonances
Featuring Matthew Welch
Stations and Resonances explores contrasting sonic resonances between subway stations along the 6 line, looking for points of intriguing sonic activity within the station and how this coincides with structural and historical aspects of the station. The result of these explorations form a new composition for bagpipes, video and electronics, performed by Matt Welch at the Avant Music Festival.

Erin B. MeeSubway Plays
Let the train be your theatre as you sample three site-specific audio plays for the N, 7, and L trains and learn how to download the Subway Plays app for your smartphone.

Rory SchollARTPROV
Featuring Subway Doodle
ARTPROV was created by comic Rory Scholl to combine art and comedy as inspirations for one another. Fast-paced comedy and original artwork combine in one-of-a-kind scenes, songs and artwork. ARTPROV has performed for Michaels Arts and Crafts, The New Museum and comedy festivals across the country and donates each new piece of art to charity.

Their guest artist will be Subway Doodle, the genius behind the illustrations placing monsters and characters into photos with NYC commuters. Their comics are from UCB, Tru TV and the Peoples Improv Theater.

Janice SztabnikMetro Beats
Featuring Billy Conahan
Fill out a transportation-themed Mad Lib and listen as a hip-hop artist raps it over a soundtrack of transportation sounds as background music.



April 25, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15 / $10 for Museum Members
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Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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