In Pink_Para_1stchoice, artist Petra Cortright performs a fragmented self-portrait, playing with the relationship between the computer screen and voyeurism, and the Internet’s effect on how we perceive subjectivity. The artist watches herself in the computer screen while singing along to a song we cannot hear. Through the webcam, Cortright presents herself as both subject and object, independent of any male or female gaze. In the context of a public screening, the work becomes a statement about the way women engage with the propagation of images on the Internet, both their own and those intended to represent or appeal to them.

For the month of May, Pink_Para_1stchoice will play on Times Square's electronic billboards each night from 11:57pm to midnight.

Midnight Moment is the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on electronic billboards throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. Presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition and curated by Times Square Arts since 2012, it has an estimated annual viewership of 2.5 million.

May 01, 2019 - May 31, 2019
11:57 PM - 12:00 AM
TSq Plazas
Bdwy btwn 42nd-47th Sts
New York, NY 10036
Times Square Arts, Rhizome, TSAC
Save to Calendar 2019-05-01 23:57:00 2019-05-31 23:59:59 America/New_York May Midnight Moment: Pink_Para_1stchoice In /Pink_Para_1stchoice/, artist Petra Cortright performs a fragmented self-portrait, playing with the relationship between the computer screen and voyeurism, and the Internet’s effect on how we perceive subjectivity. The artist watches herself in the computer screen while singing along to a song we cannot hear. Through the webcam, Cortright presents herself as both subject and object, independent of any male or female gaze. In the context of a public screening, the work becomes a statement about the way women engage with the propagation of images on the Internet, both their own and those intended to represent or appeal to them. For the month of May, /Pink_Para_1stchoice/ will play on Times Square's electronic billboards each night from 11:57pm to midnight. Midnight Moment is the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on electronic billboards throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. Presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition and curated by Times Square Arts since 2012, it has an estimated annual viewership of 2.5 million. TSq Plazas, Bdwy btwn 42nd-47th Sts New York, NY 10036 Times Square Arts, Rhizome, TSAC
Type
On The Plazas
Alliance Event
Public Art
Free