New York City 3000
New York City 3000
"New York City 3000" by Motomichi Nakamura at Fulton Center.
About the project
New York City 3000 by Motomichi Nakamura is set in a retro sci-fi inspired version of New York City in the future. The story follows a variety of mischievous and funny creatures roaming around the night sky of a futuristic city. To bring this animation to life, Nakamura mapped out the plots and placements of the creatures on a storyboard against a futuristic cityscape. An imaginary New York City of the future is portrayed in a collection of new and iconic buildings, including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Center, Guggenheim Museum, New York Subway and Fulton Center, capturing the energy and vibrancy of a city that never sleeps. The creatures, each with unique characteristics reflecting the diversity of the city's inhabitants, populate the city as they commute to their destinations. Darting between iconic high rises or taking the subways in the sky, the animation brings a frenetic energy to the city much like the travelers passing through Fulton Center.
Presented by MTA Arts & Design with technical support from Westfield Properties and ANC Sports, New York City 3000 plays on 52 screens for 2 minutes at the top of each hour, throughout the Fulton Center.
About the artist
Motomichi Nakamura is an award-winning projection artist and animator based in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Inspired by cryptozoology and mythology, Nakamura is known for creating monsters with minimalistic graphic elements in limited palette of black, white and red. He has exhibited globally in numerous museums and galleries including the New Museum in New York, Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, MARCO in Monterrey Mexico, Olympia Park Munich, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique, among others. His animated films have been screened at Sundance Film Festival, Onedotzero Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, and Leeds International Film Festival.