In Subway Sonata Magenta portrays the New York subway as a work of art. She sees its architecture as a marker of the Iron Age, with its steel girders and bolts proudly visible along with unique mosaics decorating the tiled walls of the original stations. Then the action moves to contemporary subway trains in the digital age with their interiors, exteriors and sound effects, all fabricated on the computer.
Magenta’s own history is linked to the subway which she rode every day to and from school. She states “After a while, you know the squeal of the brakes as the train pulls into your stop” Magenta wraps the viewer in a visual and aural world both biographical and inventive throughout this 3D animation.