"Space Trip" by Jordan Bruner
About the Project
Jordan Bruner’s site-specific digital animation "Space Trip" at Fulton Center is inspired by subway ride daydreams of imaginary landscapes. In "Space Trip," Bruner’s animations bring to life her favorite fantasy worlds in places such as tropical islands, colorful forests, outer space, and the deep sea. These surreal scenes bring added color and humor to Fulton Center, creating alternate realities where birds commute to work, couples dine in underwater bubbles, and poodles dance in an outer space nightclub. In Bruner’s world, the animals dance in space while the planets orbit around each other.
Bruner’s fantastical 52-channel digital animations were seen for two minutes at the top of each hour in the Fulton Center complex and the Dey Street pedestrian tunnel that connects to 11 subway lines and the World Trade Center PATH station. The work was on view from March 2020 through December 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, video documentation above is a visualization of the artwork superimposed onto a Fulton Center digital screen.
About the Artist
Jordan Bruner is an artist and filmmaker from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Having developed a love for painting, illustration, and movie making from her time experimenting as a child and studying at the Governor’s School for the Arts in high school, she continued her studies in animation and filmmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Jordan has continued to create films and paintings while also working professionally as an animation director for clients such as the New York Times, Google, Eve Ensler, Amazon, and "This American Life." In 2013, she was the recipient of the Art Directors Club Young Guns Award, which honors creative individuals under 30 worldwide for their collective portfolio. Her films have shown at festivals worldwide including Pictoplasma and the LA Film Festival, and her illustration work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. Jordan currently lives in Richmond with her partner Zack, cat Pablo, and dog Zucchini.