The Tunnel: How to Get From One Place to Another


2013, 10 min, color, sound, French with English subtitles.

Writes Gorewitz, "During the fall of 2012, I was recording subway trips around NYC. During the spring of 2013, I picked a short journey from one station to the next in Queens and began composing permutations. There are fragments of familiar songs and occasional memories of other subway trips, fireworks, the ocean." Here the artist synthesizes soundtracks drawn from disparate but familiar sources—Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, dialogue from Godard's A Woman is a Woman—with digitally altered, multi-layered footage of the train. In The Tunnel, which, according to Gorewitz, began as a formal experiment, the interior of the New York subway is transformed into a stage on which desire, ambition, and faith are envisaged and performed.

Music excerpts from: I Want you - Tafari; Tunnel of Love - Bruce Springsteen; Wango Arti - Baaba Maal; Step it Up and Go - Bob Dylan; A Woman is a Woman - Jean Luc Godard; Turrell's Tunnel - Solice Salantino.