Students Unveil Public Art Installation at Union Square Subway Station

Students in the MFA Design and Technology program at Parsons and the MTA Arts for Transit program recently unveiled an “Union Square in Motion,” an interactive public art installation that enlivens the windows of a vacant concession space and will be seen by thousands of New Yorkers and visitors.

Union Square in Motion, is the world’s largest digital linear zoetrope, in which the motion of passersby activates the artwork to create an animation effort. Among the visual imagery are blooming flowers, jumping dolphins, and geometric abstractions.

The project emerged from a Collaboration Studio in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons. Produced by the faculty members Joshua Spodek and Anezka Sebek, the participating artists are Jeanne Kelly, Hilal Koyuncu, Rose Maison, Umut Ozover, Josefina Santos, and Jaqi Vigil.

New Yorkers are so busy. As an artist I enjoy being a part of giving them a reason to slow down and see and think about their worlds in a different way, even for just a second,” said Jeanne Kelly.

Union Square in Motion, is located underground, at the southeast corner of the Union Square station, below the escalator on 14th Street just east of Fourth Avenue. For more info visit