Welcome to the Times Square Alliance Website

Accessibility Navigation:

Marco Brambilla - Materialization De-materialization installation

Marco Brambilla, Materialization/De-materialization. Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts.

Inaugural After Hours:  Wednesday, April 10, 2013 


Room Mate Grace Hotel

125 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036

Materialization/De-materialization, by Marco Brambilla

a video projection on water

with a performance on the organ by Cammisa Buerhaus

In the inaugural After Hours, we are pleased to partner with Clocktower and the Room Mate Grace Hotel to present Marco Brambilla’s new site-specific installation, Materialization/De-materialization.  Marco Brambilla's video projection on water in the Room Mate Grace Hotel will also feature a performance by sculptor and transmission artist Cammisa Buerhaus.  The video projection and performance will happen for one night on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Room Mate Grace Hotel at 125 West 45th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue.  Doors open at 9pm.  This event is limited capacity, and invitation only.  Please sign up HERE to receive an invite.     

Marco Brambilla’s new work, Materialization/De-materialization uses video samples from the “Transporter Room” effect from the original Star Trek television series where the characters were “De-materialized” then teleported through space and “Re-materialized” at their destination.  Groupings of hundreds of characters are introduced using this effect, each edited into a motion loop where they are never fully revealed and always appear on the verge of departure or arrival, trapped in a perpetual state of transition.  To make this work, Brambilla sampled each instance where this effect appears in the 27 episodes of the original Star Trek television series (1966-69), then removed each character from the original background, leaving only the outline of the person appearing and disappearing in a shimmering curtain of floating sparkle.


Click here to hear the Radio Program on Clocktower.org

Click here to view more photographs


About After Hours

After Hours is a series of ephemeral installations and performances hidden amongst the Times Square district’s diverse venues, recorded for radio and video dissemination. The Spring 2013 series takes place once a month across four unique locations.  Taking advantage of the twilight moment before midnight, and a surreal array of different settings nestled throughout the Times Square area, the Times Square Alliance, in partnership with Clocktower, offer tantalizing glimpses of these spaces as creative catalysts.  Pairing musicians and artists with each of these unique contexts, the artists create work specifically designed to draw on the neighborhood's history as a social and artistic melting pot. The fleeting nature of these late night experiences highlights the power found in taking the synchronicity and spontaneity of an After Hours encounter beneath the bright lights, and using it to inspire and indicate future audio, video, and performance work.


About Marco Brambilla  

Marco Brambilla was born in Milan, Italy.  He lives and works in New York City.  Mr. Brambilla's renowned video installations have garnered international acclaim from publications such as Artforum, Frieze, Art in America, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times Magazine.  The New Yorker praised his work as "absorbing and delicate enough to restore one's faith in the medium."  Mr. Brambilla has been exhibited worldwide, including the Seoul Biennial, the New Museum in New York, Kunsthalle in Bern, SFMOMA, and Venice Film Festival (2011) and the Sundance Film Festival (2012).   In May 2011, Brambilla's first major retrospective opened at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.  His work is part of the permanent collections at the Guggenheim New York, San Francisco Museum of Art and Arco Foundation in Madrid. He has been awarded both the Tiffany Foundation and Colbert Foundation awards for his video installation works.  Please visit marcobrambilla.com.


About Cammisa Buerhaus

Cammisa Buerhaus is a sculptor and transmission artist that works in New York City.  Her sonic, sculptural inventions are best understood through the lens of phenomenology.  By making sculptures which machinate the production of of sound, Buerhaus explores the effect upon and the relation to our body experience.  Through her work, Buerhaus addresses the concept of territory in the digital age of information control. By manipulating sound through transmission technology, the artist creates and controls information, drawing new boundaries, and highlighting the importance of the realized, autonomous individual in a world without national identity.  Please visit  camm-arrow.com.


About Clocktower Productions

Clocktower Productions is an art production institution working in the visual arts, performance, music, and radio. Founded in 1972 in Lower Manhattan by Alanna Heiss, Clocktower is the oldest alternative art project in New York. For 40 years, the institution has produced seminal exhibitions and performances by some of the most important artists of our time. After leaving its historic Tribeca tower in December 2013, Clocktower immediately engaged in contracted program partnerships with six cultural institutions in three boroughs. Clocktower produces multidisciplinary art projects all over the city through these creative collaborations with Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Knockdown Center in Queens, Playland Motel & Gallery in Far Rockaway, and Times Square Arts, Neuehouse, and Red Bull Studios in Manhattan. These spaces host Clocktower exhibitions, performances, residencies, radio, and administrative activities. Visit Clocktower.org for more information. Follow @Clocktower_NYC.


Marco Brambilla - Materialization De-materialization installation 10

Marco Brambilla, Materialization/De-materialization. Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts.

Marco Brambilla - Materialization De-materialization installation 46

Marco Brambilla, Materialization/De-materialization. Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts.

Cammisa Buerhaus performance After Hours 2013 04 10

Cammisa Buerhaus performing at AFTER HOURS. Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts.

AFTER HOURS Marina Abramović, Marco Brambilla, Alanna Heiss

Marina Abramović, Marco Brambilla, Alanna Heiss. Photograph by Nadia Witte for @TSqArts.




Press Release >>