February Midnight Moment: Blue Moon at Times Square
Type: Public Art, Times Square Alliance
Times Square Arts presents artist Alex Da Corte’s Blue Moon on Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in February. Presented in partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art on the occasion of their exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016”, this project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.
Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary artist Alex Da Corte splashes a surreal, theatrical portrait across Times Square, featuring a man holding a crescent moon and crooning along to the classic Rodgers and Hart song “Blue Moon” as the loving and lonely lyrics appear karaoke-style at the bottom of the screen. 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.