MIDNIGHT MOMENT 2013 Program Kicks Off with Cosmic Light and Energy Show on Times Square Billboards
Supernovas, cosmic collisions and stellar patterns will light the billboards in Times Square every night throughout January, turning the "Crossroads of the World" into the "Crossroads of the Universe." The "Midnight Moment," presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, launches its 2013 season with Stasis, a celestial inspired piece by artists Taxiplasm & Jonathan Henry. The synchronized art program will be shown on over fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square every night at 11:57 pm - midnight, as part of the largest coordinated effort in history by sign operators in Times Square to display daily, synchronized creative content.
Stasis is a compilation of several video painting variations creating a hypnotic landscape of color and motion. The piece is in many ways inspired by NASA photographs of celestial, cosmic activity and stellar patterns and shapes across the universe. The artist known as Taxiplasm draws a parallel between the way gases majestically interact with one another to the imagery of organic fluids here on Earth - as if parts of the universe were intertwining to create offspring.
Alan High, Chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition and President & General Manager of Clear Channel Outdoor Spectacolor & Mall Divisions, said: "Stasis is a gorgeous and sweeping work that is perfect for kicking off our 2013 'Midnight Moment' program, which is designed to capture the imagination and dazzle all who come to Times Square."
Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, said: "Creativity has always been at the forefront of Times Square signs, and this month's content soaring across the canyon of Times Square is no exception. Stasis reinforces the scope of this program, drawing crowds to Times Square to interact with the signs and showcasing the work of new, cutting edge-artists each night."