From October 1, 2016 – October 31, Tim Etchells “Eyes Looking,” will appear on Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, in partnership with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) as part of FIAF’s 2016 Crossing the Line Festival, Times Square Arts will highlight the human details that bring us together with
Simultaneously a dynamic poem, a video installation, and an ephemeral sculpture, Eyes Looking creates poetry through melting text. Words made from frozen letters melt slowly across the giant screens of Times Square, with simple, everyday phrases like “eyes looking” and “hearts beating” invoking the presence of the people who cross through Times Square, the human stories at the center of the city, and the small actions that bring us together. As Etchells’ phrases lose their clarity and dissolve, they ask visitors to freeze and contemplate their relation to the rhythms and counter-rhythms of the city.
From October 18 – November 21, Rachel Valdés Camejo, The Beginning of the End. This art is part of the Cuban Artists Fund. Camejo’s interactive, reflective, contemporary and ephemeral monument asks visitors to visually or spiritually investigate the relationship of the viewer to the object and its surrounding space to create infinite perceptions.