Christine Schiavo

Artist’s Statement

My work deals with the loss of time and memory, and the attempt to retrieve it through making art.

The NYC subway is a timeless, random universe where countless strangers move in un-choreographed patterns through precariously defined spaces. Infinite combinations of sight, sound, light, shadow, movement and interaction occur as we travel through these subterranean and elevated spaces. Glimpses of familiar strangers and fleeting narratives emerge, evolve and disappear like ghosts, only to be repeated slightly differently, over and over again, like a film loop of vague memories imprinted on our subconscious.

THE PASSENGER, a series of single exposure, unaltered cell phone images of the NYC subway system, conveys the gritty, lyrical and strange experience of subway transit, using a medium that now seems crucial to both our existence and survival in this particular realm.

Note: all images are iphoneography. Untitled. No dimensions. 2015.

Christine Schiavo is a NYC born and based artist working in photography, film, sound and multi-media installation. She is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA NY, and shows her work internationally.
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Susan Lewis ( is the Editor-in-chief and founder of Posit ( and the author of ten books and chapbooks, including Zoom (winner of the Washington Prize), Heisenberg's Salon, This Visit, and State of the Union. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as Walkers in the City (Rain Taxi), They Said (Black Lawrence Press), and Resist Much, Obey Little (Dispatches/Spuyten Duyvil), as well as in journals such as Agni, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions online, Diode, Interim, New American Writing, and VOLT.