How can a train ride become a voyage of the imagination? Since Spring 2014, contemporary artist Katharina Grosse’s psychylustro has changed the way thousands of people think about getting from point A to point B. Every day, train riders traveling in and out of Philadelphia catch glimpses of this monumental creation, which unfolds in a series of seven bright, bold passages that explore scale, perspective and the passage of time. Conceived as a temporary installation, psychylustro was completed in May 2014, but changes over time as the elements gradually reclaim the space. 
Introductory Video
Site 1: Great Wall (side A & B)
Site 2: The Hut
Site 3: Drama Wall
Site 4: Green Passage
Site 5: The Trestle
Site 6: Warehouse
Site 7: Twin Walls

For more information on this project, visit: muralarts.org/katharinagrosse

Photography by Steve Weinik for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

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Artist — Katharina Grosse
Curator — Elizabeth Thomas
Funders — Presented in cooperation with Amtrak, psychylustro has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, National Endowment for the Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Fierce Advocacy Fund, PTS Foundation, AT&T, Philadelphia Zoo, Joe and Jane Goldblum, David and Helen Pudlin, halfGenius, The Beneficial Foundation with support for the from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
Media Partners — content partner WHYY’s Newsworks.org, and Metro Newspaper
Photography — Steve Weinik

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