new york: midnight moments

new york: midnight moments

since 2012 times square arts has been operating one of the more progressive public art projects in recent nyc history. titled midnight moments, for a few moments just before the strike of midnight [11.57 pm daily], the multitude of electronic billboards headlining nyc's times square [a.k.a. the crossroads of the world] synchronize to screen a curated cross section of digitized art. recent installments include work by artists tracy eminryan mcginleybjork and yoko ono as well as a plethora of international creatives from many walks of the field. for may 2015, the project examines a selection of andy warhol's 16mm screen tests from the mid 1960s. a historical montage of many of the legendary personalities, artists, actors and celebrities that passed through warhol's eponymous factory and ended up in front of his obsessive celluloid lense. although there are around 500 surviving test reels, the project will ressurect just a hand full of prominent figures from the beatnik generation. a list of iconic legends such as bob dylanallen ginsbergnicolou reed, and edie sedgwick will once again come to life at a location recognized more for its traffic sirens than warhol's subversive screen variations. may 1-31. for more details check times square arts.