Model of 77th Street Station Platform


fabricated by Benjamin Packer


The Rite of Passage pairs the ambulatory environment of a hospital and a subway station through the creation of a series of vignettes showing patients moving from one hospital room to another, through change of medical condition or procedure. Stripped of emotion and individual identity, every hospital patient, visitor and employee is depicted in an iconic form to emphasize that this artwork is not about the individual circumstances and outcomes within the hospital experience, but rather how our life, as a whole, unfolds uncertainly, as we are being ushered from one room to another.