Sebastian Errazurriz -A PAUSE IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
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annamaria monteverdi/ maggio 3, 2018/ audiovisual installation, augmented reality

Times Square Electronic Billboards | January 1, 2015 – January 31, 2015 On January 17, 2015, Performance Space 122’s COIL 2015

Performance Festival concluded with a special gathering on Duffy Square with artist Sebastian Errazurriz and Times Square Arts. Chilean artist Errazurriz’s Midnight Moment for January 2015 was an experiment with the contagious phenomenon of yawning, the black and white moving image of a repeating yawn positioned at the city’s touristic core contrasting to the outstanding, colorful Times Square advertisements and acting as a disruptive comment on contemporary society, needs, and frustrations.

The participants in the January 17 “yawn-in” assembled to test their resistance to the power of the yawning epidemic, which spread over the screens of Times Square every night in January 2015. Midnight Moment is a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. This month’s presentation was in partnership with Performance Space 122’s COIL 2015 Festival.