Yorgo Alexopoulos

Times Square Advertising Coalition, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Just in time for the Summer Solstice, Yorgo Alexopoulos's site-specific June Midnight Moment filled the digital billboards in Times Square with abstracted celestial forms, creating a virtual solar system in Times Square. The artist's film, titled Transits, premiered on June 1st, 2014.

Alexopoulos converted Times Square into a digital tapestry of lushly colored video artworks that were synchronized and displayed across the digital billboards in Times Square. His videos were 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 explored the human process of interpretation and perception. The audience experienced depth, movement, and motion through the artist's use of opposing temporal and spatial animations. Each night of June 2014, the artwork unfolded over the final three minutes before midnight, creating a uniquely immersive experience.

Photographs by Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts.


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