Creative Time / MTA Arts for Transit present Nick Cave HEARD•NY

Creative Time / MTA Arts for Transit present Nick Cave HEARD•NY from March 25 to 31, a major project that will transform New York City’s Grand Central Terminal with 30 life-size, multi-colored horses, peacefully “grazing” and periodically breaking into choreographed movement.

Nick Cave
Nick Cave. ©Travis Magee.

Titled HEARD•NY, the installation-and-performance piece is presented by Creative Time and MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design on the occasion of the Terminal’s Centennial. It is Cave’s first public art project in New York City, introducing visitors to his wearable sculptures, or “Soundsuits,” and turning the busy railway station into a place of surprise and awe.

For HEARD•NY, students from The Ailey School will don Cave’s Soundsuits and perform specially choreographed movements, or “crossings,” at 11am and 2pm every day. The horses will perform as a herd in Grand Central Terminal, at times accompanied by live music. When they are not being worn, the Soundsuits will be displayed in Vanderbilt Hall, enabling visitors to look more closely at the meticulously crafted horses and providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the “backstage” of the performance.

The colorful horse Soundsuits feature face masks embellished with patterns from India, Tibet, Morocco, and elsewhere, creating a peaceful herd that embraces a variety of racial and cultural identities.

Twice daily performances at 11am and 2pm in Vanderbilt Hall
Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal
Entrance is on 42nd Street between Vanderbilt and Lexington Avenues

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