All-City Express, a hugely impressive interactive art exhibitionmade its world premiere last weekend at Randall’s Island’s Panorama. Under the curatorial direction of 5Pointz Creates leaders Meres One and Marie Flageul, Lady Pink, Tkid 170Toofly, Meres One, Jerms, Topaz, and See tf painted live, covering digital subway cars with original artwork. Fusing graffiti’s underground roots with innovative video technology, the project was developed by Brooklyn-based AST Studios with Tangible Interaction. Here are a few images captured in the course of this three-day cutting-edge homage to traditional graffiti art.

Five of the 5Pointz Creates crew with Marie Flageul in foreground — on green screen


Lady Pink and Toofly at work on green screen


And with completed piece as viewed on virtual subway train


See tf and Python with completed piece on green screen


Jerms and Topaz  as a mix of technologies brings them at work onto a NYC train in real time


T-Kid with completed piece on green screen


And as viewed on virtual train


Meres One at work on green screen


Digital tagging by AST Studios; graffiti software by Tangible Interaction & advanced motion capture by PhaseSpace


And the trains roll by throughout NYC with AST Studios‘ life-like visual effects and editorial content by Possible Productions


Photo credits: 1, 3-10 Nic Lyte and 2 Rachel Fawn; videos produced by AST Studios

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For the past several months, visitors of all ages to the High Line have been busily constructing and reconstructing an imaginary cityscape. Presented by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, the collectivity project, an installation of two tons of white LEGO® bricks, is part of the High Line’s open-air group exhibition, Panorama. Here are a few images that we captured:

Selecting the bricks


Encountering some frustration

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Building with LEGO blocks


Fashioning the cityscape


A city-in-progress


The collectivity project continues daily 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on the High Line at West 30th Street through Wednesday.

Photo credits: 1, 3 & 5 Dani Reyes Mozeson; 2 & 6 Tara Murray; 4 City-as-School intern Stefan Vargas