Yorgo Alexopoulos Works Selected as June's Midnight Moment in Times Square
Just in time for the month of the Summer Solstice, Yorgo Alexopoulos's site-specific June Midnight Moment will fill 42 large LED screens with abstracted celestial forms, creating a virtual solar system in Times Square. The artist's film, titled Transits, will premiere just before midnight on Sunday, June 1st, and play every night throughout the month from 11:57 p.m. to midnight. Midnight Moment is a monthly presentation of The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.
New York-based artist Yorgo Alexopoulos is best known for his innovative use of new media and technology in the contemporary art and film industries. The artist often transforms his paintings, photographs, films, and digital works into immersive time-based, fine art installations.
For the June Midnight Moment, Alexopoulos converts Times Square into a digital tapestry of lushly colored video artworks that are synchronized and displayed across 42 large LED screens. His videos are renderings of intermixed animations of abstracted celestial forms, geometric shapes, patterns, and expansive views of outer space. As planets and stars pass across one another, the artwork explores the human process of interpretation and perception. Displayed across the wide array of screens in Times Square, the viewer experiences depth, movement, and motion through the artist's use of opposing temporal and spatial animations. Each night, the artwork unfolds over the final three minutes before midnight, creating a uniquely immersive experience.
Yorgo Alexopoulos said, "The pieces I make fuse my interests and worldview into an artwork that has some mystery or abstraction but enough common symbolism that anybody can relate to. Ultimately, the audience makes their own interpretation but along the way the artist and viewer share a collective experience."