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Steven Gagnon's "Around the World in a NYC Taxi," NY 2007

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Published on Apr 2, 2007

"Around the World in a NYC Taxi" is a video installation in an actual 2003 Ford Crown Victoria decommissioned New York yellow cab. What makes the Big Apple so vibrant are the people. In a NYC cab, even though you are traveling across town, you can talk with the driver who often comes from one of the four corners of the world. Videos of my interviews with various NY cab drivers and scenes of the city are projected from inside the cab onto the vehicle's windows. The main film plays on both front driver and passenger side windows. The other windows show views of streets of the city taken as if you were sitting in the cab. This allows the viewer to walk around the cab and see these cabbies talk about their profession, NY, and homelands. The project was shown at Fountain NY 2006 and ArtCologne.

When the project was exhibited at Fountain NY 2007, it received much attention and was documented in a number of online art journal websites. The NY show has also translated into an invitation to present the project in Germany at ArtCologne in April 2007. I have posted other works similar to this on my website: www.StevenGagnon.com

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