Just when you thought the overcrowded, neon hellscape, that is Times Square was the most avoidable place in the city, their “Midnight Moment” project peaks your interest. In the words of Michael Corleone in the Godfather III “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
Through the month of January, just before midnight, we saw a giant woman trapped behind glass take over the giant screens (see image below).
This month, starting tonight, we’ll be treated to artist Alex Da Corte’s Blue Moon on Times Square’s electronic billboards. This contemporary art piece, presented in partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art, sees a surreal, theatrical portrait of a silver haired man holding a crescent moon and singing along to the classic Rodgers and Hart song “Blue Moon.”
That’s not the best of it, a la karaoke bar, the lyrics to the song will appear at the bottom of the screen to encourage open-air sing-along for anyone, and everyone, to participate in.
This is what the “Midnight Moment” website has to say about the piece:
The work features pop-art colors to brighten the winter sky, and a wry perspective on the dreams in our hearts and our prospects for finding a love of our own.
Whether your an art fan or not, this surreal video is sure to have the song “Blue Moon” rattling around our head in the weeks to come. The real question is… will NYers sing along? That remains to be seen.
Featured image source: [timessquarenyc]