Heard NY is Chicago artist Nick Cave‘s site-specific performance in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. In a collaboration with Creative Time and dancers from the Ailey School, 30 ‘horses’ took over Vanderbilt Hall twice a day in early 2013. Blouin Art Info spoke with Cave at the event. Plus, from The New York Times:
“Mr. Cave, known for his Soundsuits— costume-like sculptures that make noise as they move — has created the life-size horses out of colorful raffia. Each fits two dancers and rustles like a corn field when the herd “grazes” in Vanderbilt Hall or suddenly breaks into choreography, set to live percussion, steps from the main concourse.
The idea was to produce a dreamlike vision worth stopping for, Mr. Cave said, as people are rushing through the terminal. ‘You’re stopped in your tracks,” he said, “and then you do get on the train and you get home. How do you share this, how do you describe — just imagine, coming into Grand Central and you run into 30 horses? That’s when it becomes this transformative moment.’”
Enjoy another video from the event: NYT’s Galloping in Grand Central.
Watch this next: Nick Cave’s Soundsuits.