CULTURE & ARTS
03/25/2013 08:53 am ET Updated Mar 25, 2013

Nick Cave's 'HEARD NY' Transforms Grand Central Terminal With Colorful Horses (VIDEO)

About a year ago, performance artist Nick Cave dressed 800 students, faculty members and helpers at the University of Northern Texas in rainbow horse costumes. These multicolored horses are some of Cave's signature Soundsuits -- wearable sculptures that transform participants into living art pieces.

Now Cave is featuring his eye-catching heard in the hubbub of New York City's Grand Central Terminal. To celebrate the landmark's centennial, 30 Soundsuit horses will preform a choreographed dance, weaving gracefully among the train station's 750,000 daily visitors.

"We used to be dreamers, thinking 'What would I like to be?'" Cave told the Pittsburg Post-Gazette. "Under the stresses of contemporary life, we seem to have lost that capacity. With works like 'HEARD NY,' I try to create a moment that brings us back to dreaming and fantasy, to a state of mind where we can think about alternative ways of being."

The video above shows a dreamlike teaser for Cave's "HEARD NY" project, a collaboration between MTA Arts for Transit and Creative Time.

The Ailey School dancers will perform "HEARD NY" twice daily at 11:00am and 2:00pm in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall from March 25 to 31.

Scroll through the slideshow below to see Cave's Soundsuit horses at Grand Central and at the University of Northern Texas; let us know what you think of his magical beasts in the comments.

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