Times Square Midnight Moment

I am very pleased to finally announce my next major project that has been almost a year in the making, a three minute multi-channel animation that will take over the screens of Time’s Square for Times Square Arts' Midnight Moment starting Friday, July 1st at 11:57pm running for the entire month.

Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. The program premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program for the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists.

Times Square Arts brings Beau Stanton’s multi-channel animation Voyage to Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in July. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.

In Voyage, a multi-channel animated narrative, Stanton’s detailed oils come to life to follow the journey of a ship through a series of surreal events and environments. From the first person perspective, the viewer is taken on an adventure deep under the sea, where we encounter mythical beasts, haunting shipwrecks, the ruins of a lost civilization, and the great leviathan. With a whimsical and somewhat Victorian feel, Voyage combines ancient maritime legends, man’s eternal struggle with nature, and current environmental concerns with our everlasting thirst for discovery.

Production and animation by Wesley Wingo, Ryan Savini, and Brent Ferguson.

Curated by Lori Zimmer.

Photos by Lovis Ostenrik