Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Magical Mystery Metro

Image from Flickr account MTL guy

Have any of you stumbled upon the mystery car on the metro? I stumbled into it for the first time a week or so ago, and again this morning. An art installation by artist Rose-Marie Goulet, the car has been transformed with that sticky vinyl image stuff they use for ads in the metro, but this time it has been used for art rather than commerce. My world has been flipped upside down.

The most funny/strange/interesting part of the installation is the accompanying sounds that come on every few minutes. Ranging from laughing and talking to birds tweeting and church bells, it's a strange sensation to hear these sounds on the metro. Some people really lose their shit too when they first get in the car, which is really funny to watch. As someone who is not really a huge fan of installation art I was happy that this piece put a little smile on my face, and I really liked the look of the car completely enveloped in dark blue with graphics on the windows. Very cozy. That being said, this morning was the second time I found myself in this little moving gallery, and I was a little annoyed by the sounds on my way to work. I'm really not very nice in the morning. Ask Tyson.

Read a more deeply researched article on this project written by a less sleep deprived person here

1 comment:

Me said...

I have yet to see this mystery car! I always end up in the car full of stinky people. And I'm guessing, that's not an art project...haha...