Frederick Abrams

The Underground Cathedral

Mind The Gap

Almost anyone who has ridden the London Tube knows the meaning of this
title, which is now also popularized on mugs and T-shirts. The “gap” is literally the space between the train and platform where passengers may fall into the void. Could it perhaps be a secret entry to the two underground cities Antenna Man speaks of in Chapter Two?

Torn posters from metro walkway tunnels are animated as if artworks floating out of and into art gallery walls. The clip ends with a worker who is tearing down old posters and replacing them with a new one next to the sign of the station, “Europe,” as the other worldly electronic announcement repeats several times, “Mind the Gap.”

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