Monday, January 4 at 11:00 pm
Artist Laurie Anderson will be in Times Square to celebrate January’s Midnight Moment, Heart of a Dog, with a special live performance for Canine Handlers and their dogs from NYPD, MTA and other city agencies on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 11:00 pm in Duffy Square at Broadway and 46th Street. The performance will be in honor of 9/11 first responder dogs, to whom her film is partly dedicated. This performance is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. The event will be free and open to the public.
This unique performance by Laurie Anderson will be transmitted to "silent disco" headphones for humans and low-decibel speakers for dogs. Headphone distribution will start at 11:00 pm (first-come, first-served) and the public is encouraged to bring their own dogs. The performance will begin at 11:30 pm.
Laurie Anderson’s unique adaption of her feature film Heart of a Dog, which was short-listed for an Academy Award, is a collection of stories about time, family, love, memory and death. In the portion of the film that is adapted to be viewed in Times Square, Anderson creates a visual song filled with a wild collage of images. The video changes point of view frequently, shifting from a dog’s eye view to the lens of a surveillance camera to free floating pictures that move through your mind in dreams and memories.
From 11:57 pm to midnight every night in January, Heart of a Dog will be shown on Times Square’s electronic billboards as part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.