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Voir la mer Project Image

Midnight Moment: Voir la mer
Sophie Calle
October 1-31 | 11:57pm - midnight
Times Square's Electronic Billboards
42nd-49th Sts, btwn Broadway & 7th Ave

In Istanbul, a city surrounded by the sea, Sophie Calle met people who had never seen the water. Voir la mer silently reveals their emotional response to the experience of visiting the seashore for the first time, as they stared at the edge of the Black Sea before turning around. Magnified on Times Square’s electronic billboards, five of these intimate video portraits evoke the universal power and poetry of watching the infinite.

What to watch for: Five different people facing the ocean before turning back to the camera, shown on Times Square's electronic billboards.


TSQ Portal Project Image

October 10 - November 21
Broadway Plaza between 46th & 47th Sts

Enter a golden Portal and find yourself face to face with someone in another part of the world, as if you were in the same room. Each of the nearly seven weeks of this installation will explore a specific theme: Public Space, Food, Migration, Performance, Identity, Change, and Gratitude. In addition to hosting dialogues between individuals, the TimesSquare_Portal will host special conversations, meals, musical performances, and more.

What to watch for: On the outside? A gold shipping container in the middle of Times Square. On the inside? Immersive audio-visual technology.


XXX Project Image

Juergen Mayer H./J.MAYER.H and Partners
Currently open
Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 43rd and 44th Sts

XXX brings us the future of public-space seating at the Crossroads of the World. Referencing the 'X' of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, Times Square's seedy past or the love sent at the end of a text or postcard, artist and architext Juergen Mayer H. has created a way to lean back for a refreshing perspective on Times Square.

What to watch for: Three X-shaped, almost horizontal outdoor loungers that can fit up to four people.