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Elly Cho, Visual Kinematics: a state of mind (No.10); photograph by Lovis Dengler

July 1 - 31, 2012, every night at 11.57pm

July's installation featured videos by three artists: Vicki DaSilva, Surabhi Saraf, and Elly Cho, presented in partnership with the Times Square Adverstising Coalition, Artists Wanted and chashama. This presentation is part of Midnight 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.

  • Vicki DaSilva, Jasmine / Never Sorry (for Ai Weiwei), 2011 (excerpt)
  • Surabhi Saraf, PEEL, 2009 (excerpt)
  • Elly Cho, Visual Kinematics: a state of mind (No.10), 2011 (excerpt)


Vicki DaSilva
Jasmine / Never Sorry (for Ai Weiwei), 2011

Vicki DaSilva Jasmine / Never Sorry (for Ai Weiwei)

Video still courtesy of Vicki DaSilva and Artists Wanted.

Jasmine/Never Sorry (for Ai Weiwei) is a tribute to Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei. Vicki DaSilva references freedom of speech through the jasmine fluorescence of her light graffiti.

Artist Bio
Vicki DaSilva is an American light graffiti and photographer who has been making single frame time exposure photographs at night since 1980.   She was heavily influenced by the convergence of street and graffiti art during the birth of hip-hop that created a lasting graffiti love affair with light replacing spray paint.


Surabhi Saraf
PEEL, 2009  (excerpt)

Surabhi Saraf PEEL 600px Video still courtesy of Surabhi Saraf and Artists Wanted.

PEEL presents a visual echo of the instance of an unexamined moment. Simple gestures of a seemingly mundane daily activity get morphed into a complex choreography when multiplied. The effect of this process further reverberates throughout the multiple screens of Times Square.  

Artist Bio
Surabhi Saraf is a new media artist whose work brings together elements from experimental sound art, classical music, choreography and video art. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 with an MFA in Art and Technology and a BFA in Painting from MSU Baroda (India). Her work PEEL is the Winner of Celeste Prize (2009), Italy. Her video FOLDed was announced the winner in the Experimental Film category at the 2011 Disposable Film Festival. Surabhi’s collaborative work with Nadav Assor, has been presented at the NETMAGE 10 International Live Media Festival, Bologna, Italy. Her videos have also been shown at the Hunter Museum of American Art Chattanooga, TN and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Vojvodina, Serbia.


Elly Cho
Visual Kinematics: a state of mind (No.10), 2011  (excerpt)


Video still courtesy of Elly Cho and Artists Wanted.

The video Visual Kinematics (No.10), is part of a project series called “Visual Kinematics” in which Cho heightens the aesthetic contrast of the natural environment through black and white to evoke nostalgia for nature.  

Artist Bio
Born in 1974 in Seoul.   Elly Cho holds a BA and an MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art in London, UK, and an MA from Columbia University. She has taught various visual art courses and theory courses at universities and colleges in Korea. She has exhibited internationally, including Going Green in conjunction with Queens Art Express in New York, Ways of Seeing at 3-D Sculpture Park in Verbier, Switzerland and solo show includes Art side Gallery in Seoul. Her work is in major collections including the Seoul Municipal Museum.