Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery

Times Square
New York, NY
June 1 - 30, 2012
11:57 pm - Midnight, nightly

EAI returned to Times Square to present Buoy (2008), Seoungho Cho's luminous tribute to the California desert, as a massive multi-channel installation on a monumental scale: the piece was presented on fourteen of the Square's iconic outdoor video signs—more than 36 screens and 63,500 square feet of screen space between 42nd and 47 Streets—simultaneously. This presentation of Buoy was part of Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery, the ongoing public video project organized and presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance. Screened every evening in June, just before midnight, Cho's visually stunning moving image work turned Times Square into an immersive virtual canyon, surrounding the viewer with a Western landscape captured in motion, light, and digital transformation.