If you ride the Q train and are heading into Manhattan when it makes its way over the Manhattan Bridge, you might want to look out the windows through the grit and grime and see the artwork that comes to life right outside of your vantage point with “Peristence Of Vision”. It’s a multi-panel piece of work that when the train rumbles by gives the appearance of movement. It’s pretty cool and I’ve wanted to capture it for this blog for awhile now. Especially since I have so many friends from other countries that I like to point out interesting things to.
For the video I used the trusty Panasonic Lumix and think it came out alright for my needs. I did miss a half second but for this posting what I ended up with serves my purposes just fine. I should tell you that I had tried to capture this a few times already but it was ruined on several attempts by the train stopping or going slower than usual. Hopefully if you try to go and see this particular art installation in NYC’s underground that the train is smooth and timely. You’ll need to be on the DeKalb station in Brooklyn by the way. Enjoy.
UPDATE 12/8/2013: I was on the fence about appending this post but my reason for doing so was based on my shooting this piece of art once more a few months after that first time. I figured why do a new post that was about the same thing. For this go at it I used my Droid RAZR Maxx mobile device to capture the work and I have embedded that clip below for your enjoyment.
Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persistence_of_vision